On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 06:54:54 -0500, Young Baird
>Hi, As you can see im a newbie. So heres my first question...I got vista
>given to me *_Leagly_* by a friend and have bought a serial. I want to
>make a copy of the disc incase the other one gets damaged. I just copied
>the files of the disc from the oringal disc from my dvd drive to another
>DVD-RW disc in another DVD-RW Drive. All the files are on there and when
>i run setup from an OS (like XP since i have vista and xp dual booting
>on my pc) it works fine. But when i try to boot from it it wont boot. I
>have set my DVD Drive to my 1st boot device and it will boot from the
>oringal alright but not the copied one. What am i doing wrong??? I
>currently dont have access to the oringal at this time but i have the
>files on the copied one. What do i have to do too the disc to make it
>bootable. plz Help Oh and i no this is vista 64 forums but mine is
>P.S I dont want crapy posts from people saying anything about
>piracy and i tryied googleing it but without avale.
Friend, we cannot answer your question any other way than through a
"crappy post from people saying anyting about piracy..."
This is because:
1) Your friend did NOT "give you a copy _legally_". PERIOD
2) Your purchase of a "stand-alone" COA was ILLEGAL, since Microsoft
does NOT allow such sales. Therefore, the copy you received was
ILLEGAL, not LEGAL, since it was NOT transferred according to the
Vista EULA, which REQUIRES that the COA provided with the original
installation media MUST accompany the transfer.
3) Obviously, the "copy" of Vista your friend gave you was not a
licensed one. This is called "casual piracy". Apparently, it was a
"copy" of his original, which might have been a copy of someone else's
Instead of "googling it without avail", try going to
and READING it, rather than rejecting
Donald L McDaniel
Please reply to the correct thread and article.