How to Make a Windows XP Boot CD

Most computers require a re-installation of the operating system (OS) from time to time, as it results in a smoother running PC that is not bogged down with all the things that can accumulate with months or years of consistent use. While many PC manufacturers include a Windows XP boot disc, some don't, and even if yours did, it's possible you've lost the disc or the data is damaged on it. In which case, making a Windows XP Boot CD is something you'll want to do.

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Insert your CD-R into your DVD/CD-RW drive. Click the \"X\" when asked if you'd like to burn a disc.

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Double-click the \"My Computer\" icon on your Desktop. Then double-click the \"C:\" drive icon located within \"My Computer.\"

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Right-click the \"I386\" folder located within \"C:\". Select \"Copy.\"

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Right-click on your Desktop and select \"New Folder\". Right-click the folder and select \"Rename.\" Type in \"WinXP\" and hit \"Enter.\"

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Right-click the folder you just created and select \"Paste.\" All the \"I386\" folders will then be copied over to this folder.

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Download and install IMGBurn to burn the boot CD. You can do this by clicking the link in the \"Resources\" section and then by double-clicking the executable file that is downloaded and following the prompts to install the program.

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Click the \"Add Files\" button and select the folder you created.

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Type in \"WXHOEM_EN\" into the ISO 9660 field. Then click \"Write.\" The CD-R will start to burn and will complete the process within a half hour.