View Full Version : windows xp bootable disk and toast

27th September 2006, 06:10 PM
ok so i want to install bootcamp on my partners MBPro. i've got a legit copy of xp pro but i'm wondering if i can make a backup copy, i hate using originals- for fear of damage.

question: can you make a bootable disk with toast. i know from past experience that in order to make a backup of osx you need to uncheck the optimize on the fly box. does this stand for xp.

i'm using toast 7 by the way. keeping in mind that i don't have my copy of nero here so it would be tough to try and make the backup when bootcamp is installed.

hope that makes sense.


27th September 2006, 06:22 PM
If you just want to dupe your disk which is already bootable and has SP2 slipstreamed in it, then by all means just use the CD/DVD copy function of Toast.

It should do a 1:1 copy and work fine.

27th September 2006, 06:31 PM
yep that's the idea, any ideas on the optimize on the fly thingy, or is that not a prob with 1:1 copying. last time i did that because it was burnt from a disk image.


27th September 2006, 06:35 PM
Dont tick optimize :) I dont see why you'd need it and it might cause a problem on the end copy. At the end of the day though, cdr media = CHEAP!

27th September 2006, 06:46 PM
cheap, yes indeed. good point