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    I guess don didnt like the questions I asked him (or couldnt find the answers on search.msn.com). I suppose it also may be top secret info he chose not to divulge to the public in fear of losing his highly coveted IIS job.

    And I agree with intellaworks, if don does work at MS then he does make the company look bad. In my opinion most people here are pretty humble because there are so many smart people around that no matter how smart you are theres always someone teaching you something you didnt know.
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    Im going to have to raise the BS flag on this, reason being that MS has built in the power to slipstream patches/service packs into your existing disk. and to do that you have to copy the disk to hard drive, from there you run a special command on the service pack to slipstream into the cd you copy to hard disk. from there you reburn the disk but inorder for it to boot you have to make a bootable iso ( lot of people use nero ) and set it to no emulation and use the boot image from MS ( you can copy this from ur orginal bootable disk using a program called iso buster or u can get it from bootfiles.com )

    This is legal and used all the time by IT departments for corporations and the more savvy home users

    Quote Originally Posted by don-m
    While there are certain files on every bootable CD that can't just be copied, the retail discs for XP Pro also contain additional ant-piracy / copy protection. I can't tell you what they are because I work at MS and don't feel like getting fired, but if you do a quick google search you can find plenty of ways around it. I don't know about the OEM or Home discs since I don't really work with those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisionxOrb
    Im going to have to raise the BS flag on this, reason being that MS has built in the power to slipstream patches/service packs into your existing disk. and to do that you have to copy the disk to hard drive, from there you run a special command on the service pack to slipstream into the cd you copy to hard disk. from there you reburn the disk but inorder for it to boot you have to make a bootable iso ( lot of people use nero ) and set it to no emulation and use the boot image from MS ( you can copy this from ur orginal bootable disk using a program called iso buster or u can get it from bootfiles.com )

    This is legal and used all the time by IT departments for corporations and the more savvy home users
    Yeah, you are right, it's rubbish. Not only can you copy them freely but MS have downloadable ISOs of every version if you are an MSDN subscriber with the exact same content and these wouldn't work if it was the case.

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