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Bootable Windows Xp Disc?


Syd81

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Hello,

 

I am in the process of slipstreaming windows xp and sp2 so that I can create a windows partition on my MacBook Pro.

 

I have sucesfully slipstreamed the files on my pc.

 

The problem is that I only have Easy Media Creator 7 on my PC which cannot make bootable Windows discs.

 

Does anyone know, if I transfer the slipstreamed windows files to my Mac, can I then use Toast 9 to create a bootable windows disc??

 

Other suggestions would be appreciated as well.

 

Thanks!

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I am in a similar situation. I want to burn a Bootable Windows XP disk which I currently have as a Nero .nrg image to a CD. I've just deleted by parallels partition so I cant do this on a Windows program (unless a windows program such as Magic ISO will work with Darwine.

 

The Roxio 9 documentation leaves it unclear whether this is possible with Toast. One can clearly copy a .nrg Image using the Copy Disk function on Toast, but it isn't clear whether, assuming the .NRG image is itself of a bootable CD, ithe resulting copy will be bootable.

 

At home i would just burn it and see byt unfortunately I'm in the middle of Africa and only have one blank CD so I can't afford to burn a coaster.

 

if it is possible on Toast, Id recommend that Roxio make this much clearer in its documentation.

 

 

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The answer is yes, but Toast wont automatically build the project for you. If you have an image file already created with the bootable info on it, then it should boot just fine. I dont have any NRG files so I cant test if Toast will burn them or not. I know we can burn ISO image files, is it possible to recreate the image file as an ISO?

 

If you dont already have a disc image available, you will have to manually setup the project (use the ISO-9660 format with joliet file names) yourself with all the files that windows needs to boot.

 

Note: PCs don't read any special hidden info on the disc to see if it is bootable or not, if the right files are in the right place, the disc will be bootable.

 

 

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