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Can i make a windows install disk out of a installed copy of windows?

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is there any way i can make a windows install disk out of a installed copy of windows?
 

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No you cant, you need the actual Installation CD...
 
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You can use Norton ghost or Acronis to make a bootable image of your windows installation.
 
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The Windows Installation disc is actualy an image anyway, ever looked inside install.wim?

As for creating a disc no you cant, only thing you can do is create an image of the installation, say for transfering as is to a new HDD.
 
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what i want to do is make a bootable dvd out of windows 7 build 7106 with the English files add?
 
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So you actually want to make a Win 7 live DVD?
 

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You can make bootable disks using nLite (XP) and vLite (Vista). Not sure about Win7.
You can customize the contents of the disk (image) to your liking.
 
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i use vlite but the problem is the files that are down loadable to change build 7106 for Chinese to English are system files so there's no what i can use vlite but making a image out of a already converted copy of build 7106 would work if its possible
 

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Windows Automated Installation Kit

See the Windows AIK for Windows 7: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349343.aspx.

I have used the AIK for Vista to make customized install images, with drivers slipstreamed. I have also used it to make WinPE tools CDs that boot to a WinPE command prompt.