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Old 07-05-2006, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a refurbished Dell desktop that came with Windows 2000. However, it did not come with a OS CD to reinstall Windows should my computer ever crash. How do I create one?

I found how to create an emergency repair disk using the backup utility, but that seems to just backup my settings, not the entire OS.

Thanks for any help...
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is there a backup partition on it? maybe its hidden? do you see an i386 directory?
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No, there is no i386 folder in C....

Is there way to make a backup CD by rebooting to a blank CD and using a function key to access a menu..... ?
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If you dont have the 2000 cd, or there are no files on there, you cant make a cd but you can make an image but that just takes your settings you have now so it wouldnt be a fresh install
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I found a site that sells Dell Win2K CDs (without the license key) for backup purposes, but they are SP1. I have SP4. Will one of these Cds serve the purpose? If I were to use it to reinstall, could I upgrade from SP1 to SP4 off Windows Update?
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that would work but try to find one that has sp4. if you cant, i would slipstream sp4 into the cd.
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So Windows Update won't allow me to upgrade from SP1 to SP4?
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yes you can
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Cool. I'll try to find an SP4 disk anyways.

THank you very much for your help!
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