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Windows 7: Copy Windows 7 DVD?

01 Nov 2009   #1
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 
Copy Windows 7 DVD?

Am I allowed to make a backup copy of the above so that I can keep the original safe and not get it scratcged or damaged?

I've been trying to do this with Acronis Burning Studio but it fails to write. I wondered if there was copy protection?


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01 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, you are allowed to make archival backups of your installation media ... as far as I know there is no copy protection..
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01 Nov 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Tews is right (of course)

Use ImgBurn to make an ISO and then burn it.
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02 Nov 2009   #4
bertie11

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you Tews and sup3rsprt. I copied the disk to my hard drive and then burnt it with Ashampoo, so I got there.
I think maybe I need a different DVD-R dye.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bertie11 View Post
I think maybe I need a different DVD-R dye.
You're welcome.

Different dye? Why?

I hope you copied the disk as an image (or 1:1 copy) because otherwise it won't be bootable.
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02 Nov 2009   #6
wilson1980

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bertie11 View Post
Thank you Tews and sup3rsprt. I copied the disk to my hard drive and then burnt it with Ashampoo, so I got there.
I think maybe I need a different DVD-R dye.

plus double check ashampoo did burn it. ive burnt things with them and went to use the disks only to c that it never worked. id use nero myself

Nero - Free Version
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02 Nov 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Hmm. Ashampoo 56 MB download, Nero 55 MB download

ImgBurn 2 MB download.
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02 Nov 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Hmm. Nero 55MB download. ImgBurn 2MB download.
+1 ...
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02 Nov 2009   #9
wilson1980

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Hmm. Ashampoo 56 MB download, Nero 55 MB download

ImgBurn 2 MB download.


ive never used ImgBurn before bud. guys askin for advice so thought to help as ive always used nero and never had a problem with it..if ImgBurn is better then give yourself a medal and ill look into that one myself bud..not sure if its free or that so going check it out
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02 Nov 2009   #10
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What DVD disks are you using.?

Which version of Nero, latest 9.
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