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flavallee

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Download and save the driver files that you need, then burn the saved files to a CD-R or DVD-R.

What program do you use to burn CD's and DVD's?

If you don't have one, Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 6.77 is a very good and user-friendly one that you can download and install.

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What I want to do is save the drivers that is making XP work on one of my other PCs. I bought a copy of XP Pro SP3 that turned out to be part of a Volume License Purchase that is expired, so it cannot be activated. I just want to put the drivers all on a disk. So when I get a good copy of XP
I do not have to look for any drivers when I reinstall XP.
 

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I have 4 desktops. The drivers for each one are saved on separate CD-R's. If and when I need to do a clean install of XP in any of them, I use the CD-R afterwards to install the drivers that didn't get installed by the clean install of XP.

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MY problem is I hate to admit it. But I do not know how to go thru and burn them all to a disk. I did not find the missing drivers or install them. Before this I had never installed XP or used it very much.
I got back into computers not long after Vista was released. I want to see what is so great about XP. And I am taking some classes that I need it for. The class goes back all the way back to Windows 3 x and talks about DOS even. But mostly on Windows 95 and up. I am going to use an old
PC for the releases of Windows 2000 and maybe releases of Windows 98. I may have access to most of the OSs and maybe both machines. But before the HP I got in `06 or `07. The last time I had a computer it had a 286 proccesser and ran a DOS OS and no enternet and no mouse I am almost sure.
Well I had some Atari and one called Adam. My Dad had a Comador 64 MB. Computers have advanced
a log way since then. But I did not mess with computers from then until Windows Vista.

But anyway I just want to know how to go thru my XP Pro installation and put the drivers on a CD or DVD on this 2006 or 2007 HP Slimline. I am not sure how. Is there any software or part of some kind of software package that will help you back up and burn all of the drivers to a disk? Or do you have to do one at a time or what? I have not even burned many disks. Just restore and PC Docter Hardware Diagnostic Tools disks and a Windows 7 repair disk and a few program installations so I
could use one disk to reinstall several quickly instead of the enternet.
 

flavallee

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You don't need to waste time learning about ancient operating systems. You need to spend time learning about Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Windows XP has been out for over 9 years and is still the most popular operating system in use. It's too bad you didn't learn how to use it a long time ago. It would've made the transistion to Windows Vista and Windows 7 much easier.

Since you've been away from computers for so long, you need someone to personally teach you how to download and save and burn off files to CD-R's.

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A legal version of Windows would make things much simpler.
 
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