how to extract windows

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nana521

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I am trying to find a way to extract Windows Xp from my restore disk. I need this one to make me a copy so that i can just redo windows to another system.
 

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don't think you can. You have to have the original install disk. Are you planning to install it on the secondary system? You need to have a multi-license deal for that.
 
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Well, I don't think that's such a good idea to do. The best thing is to just install windows from a CD to the other system.
 
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Haha yeah it is illegal. :) It's pretty much the same as copying the disk I think?
 

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depends on what the use is for.....but yes, pretty much the same thing....waiting for a response, see if this needs to be closed or not.
 
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It depends on what you have.
Many restore disks use a program similar to norton Ghost to create an image file. So if you can identify the program they used it should be able to open the image file and copy the contents.
Of course it may contain an image of the drive as it should be with the windows folder but not the windows installer.
 
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