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Windows 7: How to make a duplicate disk of OS installation disk?

21 Jan 2013   #1
sanjibmandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to make a duplicate disk of OS installation disk?

I have a windows 7 installation disk and I don't know whether it copyrighted protected or not. If protected then how to make a duplicate disk for backup?


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21 Jan 2013   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

If protected, you don't make a duplicate unless you like jail.

You download legal .iso's for the operating system you have and wish to install/reinstall.
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21 Jan 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

There is nothing wrong with making a backup copy of the Operating System you purchased.
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21 Jan 2013   #4
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There is nothing wrong with making a backup copy of the Operating System you purchased.
If it has protection, and there is a notice and agreement on the physical CD that says the CD should not be replicated/copied/pirated. Then there is.

Then again, the OP never mentioned if this was for commercial purposes or distribution.
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21 Jan 2013   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There is nothing wrong with making a backup copy of the Operating System you purchased.
Hi there

In fact you should be ENCOURAGED to make a backup copy. Note you are only allowed to use this copy on the machine it's licensed for -- or a machine where you can transfer the license to -- I think W8 has changed OEM licenses so you can actually move an OEM copy to another machine provided its deleteded from the original machine.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Jan 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There is nothing wrong with making a backup copy of the Operating System you purchased.
If it has protection, and there is a notice and agreement on the physical CD that says the CD should not be replicated/copied/pirated. Then there is.

Then again, the OP never mentioned if this was for commercial purposes or distribution.
He or she said it was for a backup, so it is perfectly legal. Selling it is against the law.

Back to the OP`s question, I know PowerIso will copy a retaill bought OS.
Nero will do it, but not disc to disc. ImgBurn.
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21 Jan 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There is nothing wrong with making a backup copy of the Operating System you purchased.
Hi there

In fact you should be ENCOURAGED to make a backup copy. Note you are only allowed to use this copy on the machine it's licensed for -- or a machine where you can transfer the license to -- I think W8 has changed OEM licenses so you can actually move an OEM copy to another machine provided its deleteded from the original machine.

Cheers
jimbo
Well it`s about time, IMO you should be able to move an OEM to another MB if your MB dies.

Retail you get 1 years support, OEM you don`t get support, big deal, who needs it.
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21 Jan 2013   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The latest official ISO is available in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,
along with tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick for reinstall or repairs. The tutorial also assures you'll get a perfect install even for retail.

A reliable way of backing up installer disks is storing their ISO in your backup to burn to disk or write to flash stick when needed. However if you have no other PC handy to burn the disk if needed for repair or reinstall I'd have the latest installer disk or Repair CD on hand.

To extract your DVD's ISO (I'd only bother if it has SP1) use ImgBurn to extract the ISO, then burn that ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed. This is how you copy the DVD, too. So you might as well back up the ISO since it needs extracting first and you'll have it.
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21 Jan 2013   #9
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I've used Acronis backup software and recovery services in UK. Download copying and migrating software for transfering all your data to a new HDD alot.

However, To use this program you will need to have your OS drive and the destination drive you wish to copy it to, Hooked up to another computer. As this programe works within Windows, in other words, Its not a bootable programe.

It does work very well though.
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21 Jan 2013   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanjibmandal View Post
I have a windows 7 installation disk and I don't know whether it copyrighted protected or not. If protected then how to make a duplicate disk for backup?
Just copy it. It's not copy protected.
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