burning windows xp to disk

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can''t re-install my computer please hel

ok, so I downloaded windows xp professional media center edition 2005 and it
came an rar archive. now to use this as a windows c.d. I have to burn it to a
c.d. as an iso. so How do I do that? I have Nero and when I click the option
for "burn image to disk" I have to browse for the file. and when I go to the
location of the file, it's not shown, I think that's because it's not an iso.
Can anybody help me please? If your confused I'll make it simpler. Windows xp
professional in a rar archive, how do I burn it to disk to use it as a
windows c.d. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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GHalleck

can''t re-install my computer please hel said:
ok, so I downloaded windows xp professional media center edition 2005 and it
came an rar archive. now to use this as a windows c.d. I have to burn it to a
c.d. as an iso. so How do I do that? I have Nero and when I click the option
for "burn image to disk" I have to browse for the file. and when I go to the
location of the file, it's not shown, I think that's because it's not an iso.
Can anybody help me please? If your confused I'll make it simpler. Windows xp
professional in a rar archive, how do I burn it to disk to use it as a
windows c.d. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The contents of the file must first be extracted. WinRAR should be
able to do it. Once done, it would be worthwhile to verify that the
downloaded Windows XP Media Center is about as pristine as possible,
provided that whatever malware that was in the Pandora's box of the
archived file had not yet wrought its effects by being released on
to the hard drive. Once the verification has been done, generate an
image *.iso file of the folder's contents.

Or for a more trusted way of obtaining Windows XP Media Center disc,
shop around for a genuine disc, e.g., Newegg, TigerDirect, etc.
 
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Big_Al

can''t re-install my computer please hel said:
ok, so I downloaded windows xp professional media center edition 2005 and it
came an rar archive. now to use this as a windows c.d. I have to burn it to a
c.d. as an iso. so How do I do that? I have Nero and when I click the option
for "burn image to disk" I have to browse for the file. and when I go to the
location of the file, it's not shown, I think that's because it's not an iso.
Can anybody help me please? If your confused I'll make it simpler. Windows xp
professional in a rar archive, how do I burn it to disk to use it as a
windows c.d. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If its a rar file, you have to extract the contents with winrar or maybe
winzip.
If the extracted file is an .iso file then you are ready to go with nero.
Else it could just be files and folders in which case you burn then just
like any other data files. But this will not be a bootable disc most
likely.
 
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can''t re-install my computer please hel

It said it was an iso. but after download, I extract, and it's just a bunch
of files and folders. How do I make a bootable c.d. out of that?
 
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can''t re-install my computer please hel

how do I "generate an
image *.iso file of the folder's contents"
 
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Big_Al

can''t re-install my computer please hel said:
It said it was an iso. but after download, I extract, and it's just a bunch
of files and folders. How do I make a bootable c.d. out of that?
You said "it said it was an iso", how did it say it, in the docs, what
was the extension of the file you downloaded. I only question because
and actual .iso file I can extract too. And I'll get files too.

You can of course use any cd burning software to burn the files and
folders. That's a no brainer.

Nero has a burn bootable CD on the menu but you have to have the boot
loader. In the writeup for remaking your Windows XP CD with
slipstreamed SP3, it talks about using nero but you have to extract the
microsoft boot off the original CD so nero can make the boot. I would
just google "make boot Cd" or such and see what you come up with. On
all the web there has to be directions on making a boot disc when you
don't have one.
There are downloadable BartPE etc cd's that you might boot with then
switch CD's.
 
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