Burn Bootable cd

  henry2 10:05 12 Nov 10
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Hi Guys,
I have a win 7 cd and i want to make a a copy of it in case i the cd gets corrupted.I have ashampoo on my pc i want to know how to do it well since it is a bootable cd.and
2.I have seen some os on cd that shows you the images of the os when you insert it in the cd rom.i also want to know how to do it.
Thanx a lot.

  howard64 11:30 12 Nov 10

if you insert a blank cd/dvd w7 will ask you if you want to burn files to disk. You then follow the instructions. It is much better to use a cd/dvd burning prog such as nero which will ask you what you want to do and 1 option is to copy disk.

  lotvic 12:41 12 Nov 10

1. Choose 'Copy DVD'

2. hold down 'shift' key when you insert the DVD in drive and keep it pressed down until dvd drive activity stops. This will stop dvd 'autorun'. You will now be able to look at the files on the dvd in Windows Explorer, same as any other files.

Hope that is what you wanted.

  robin_x 13:21 12 Nov 10

Tip: Make two clones. I did this with my purchase of an XP Retail Disc (£170!!??) 5 years ago.

Needed original and both copies on various infrequent rebuilds.

ie Abort/Retry/fail at various points on a rebuild. Just changed out for one of the other discs.

In addition, have since discovered the joy of making backup images. They are much easier. But still keep the discs.

All W7 now but never throw anything out.

  GaT7 13:37 12 Nov 10

Please be aware that the Win7 'CD' is actually a DVD, so you'll want to use a blank DVD to copy it (ignore if you already knew this).

"I have seen some os on cd that shows you the images of the os when you insert it in the cd rom.i also want to know how to do it."

I'm taking that to mean an OS disc that autoruns & automatically displays an install applet when inserted. When you use 'Copy DVD' as lotvic suggests, your copy will behave just like the original & do these too: i.e. it'll be bootable & capable off autorunning when inserted. G

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