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XP && Ubuntu Answered

OK I had a computer with XP and ubuntu, but i got tired of ubuntu so i made the mistake of just removing the partion. so the next time i boot up i get an error and can't access XP. now i'm not saying abound is a bad OS this is just my preference. so i wiped my comp and reinstalled Ubuntu. now here's the problem i have access to an iso image of windows but not the cd itself. and i have an 2Gb USB drive and a 500Gb removable drive. is there a way to install windows XP using either of these devices. or a way to get the dvd's to burn because every time i try i get an error

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PKM

10 years ago

If the ISO is for a CD, burning it to DVD might not work- make sure you are using the right type of CD-R. I don't think you can write a CD ISO to USB either- why not put it on your USB drive and take it to a friend with a CD burner for them to burn? If it still doesn't work your ISO is probably corrupted (I have one like that that I ripped from a scratched CD). You might want to see if Microsoft can ship you a replacement CD, or if any of your friends still have XP install discs.

Of course, if you have a legal license for XP and an install key that works there would be nothing morally wrong with torrenting a non-cracked XP install disc ISO and burning that- you're just using someone else's backup of the physical CD in that case and there's no piracy or wrongdoing involved.

(Your mistake was removing the Ubuntu partition which had the bootloader on it, by the way)

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chrischavezPKM

Reply 10 years ago

yea i remembered not to do that after i made the mistake but we learn from our mistakes

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lowercase

10 years ago

I recently burned an ubuntu live CD iso to a DVD using toast (on OS X) with no problems, it booted ok. Nero refused to burn the CD image to DVD.

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xACIDITYx

10 years ago

Make sure you're burning them at the lowest speed possible with your drive; it reduces the chance of an error.