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os on bootable cd

By manohar_deore ·
can i have any bootable cd which contains installed windows os in it to troubleshoot pc and network problem

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to os on bootable cd

Check out Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD at

There are several 'live CD/DVD' Linux distibutions, without any potential licensing minefields, which give you access to Windows drives. Two of them have their origins in Debian:

- Knoppix

- Gnoppix

Knoppix uses the KDE desktop, and the desktop in Gnoppix comes from, you guessed it, Gnome.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to os on bootable cd

Technically Yes Legally that's a Maybe!

To comply with MS's EULA you should have a single copy of Windows OEM version set aside for the Boot CD/DVD that you've made and even then the legal situation is marginal as it depends on what some person at MS thinks on a particular day.

It is safer using a Live version of Linux as described above which will give you the same result and no possible legal issues to face.

For an example in the August 2005 MS Infringement Alert in AU which arrived just late last week MS has gone to the Federal Court to get an Extradition Order against some one, is jumping on Internet sites who are selling cheap MS Software, settled out of court for a mere $720,000 AU and for another company who are bulk loading HDD have settled for a mere $15,000 AU in damages even though the company in question was supplying OEM software with every system sold. Have a look at MS site at the following URL to see the legal ramifications involved.

Then you can make the decision on what you wish to do to proceed.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

PE builder will only work if you have created it previously or on machines of similar hardware configuration as it builds the CD/DVD for the computer that it was made on and only installs the drivers for the M'Board/Sound/Video and the like for that computer.

It is not something that you can use on different computers as required as it just lacks the necessary drivers to work properly on different hardware. So if you want it as a service tool it will not fit your bill use one of the Live Linux Cd's as they will do it all for you and allow you to edit as required or backup data so you can reload the units.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to os on bootable cd

You can download from images for making a boot cd with a lot of diagnostic and utility tools.

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by wlbowers In reply to os on bootable cd

Creates as windows bootable cd.


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