Copy Windows Install Discs for Back-up
October 22, 2010 10:09 AM Subscribe
Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs?
posted by Mike Mongo to technology (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the scenario. I do computer repairs. And I constantly need various copies of Windows install disks. XP Home Professional and Media Center (and even Whistler) SP1/2/3, Vista Home and Professional, and now Windows 7 in Home and Professional etc.
Constantly I buy these disks from the manufacturer. This takes weeks and $10-$20 a shot.
Disks scratch, get lost, get borrowed out, etc.
The computers I am working with all have OEM licenses. For personal reasons, I do not use "cracked" or pirated software.
All I want is to have back-up copies on hand of the install discs. And I don't know how to burn or rip them.
What software do I need or use? Thanks, hivemind.
PS I have the discs. I am not using torrented or peer-to-peer copies. I just want to get rid a small but ongoing aggravation of constantly replacing worn-out or misplaced discs.