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my friend let me borrow his windows7 disk witch was bootable and so i thought to my self i should make a copy. well me being a noob my disk is not bootable. how do i make it bootable like my friend dvd was?
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Go get a program called cloneCD and then use the copy disk feature. just copying the files from the disk to the new disk doesn't work.
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well i dont have his disk anymore i just copied the files that were on it to a dvd will that still work?
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Your best bet is to see if you can borrow that disk again and make a copy, making your own bootable disk is a long and slightly complicated process.

You could also just go download a windows 7 OEM iso from your choice of download website.
Downloading the iso isn't illegal as long as you have your own CD key to use with it.
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Turn it into an ISO file. Google how to make an iso with MagicISO
hope this helped!
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You don't copy it, as that would be piracy

And we don't do piracy on OCN
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
You don't copy it, as that would be piracy

And we don't do piracy on OCN
actually it wouldn't be piracy. Only if he doesn't own his own CD key. but if he has a CD but no disk, then he can copy the disk all he wants.
when you buy windows, you don't pay all that money for just the cd, you pay for the CD key, which is your license to use the software.
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actually it wouldn't be piracy. Only if he doesn't own his own CD key. but if he has a CD but no disk, then he can copy the disk all he wants.
when you buy windows, you don't pay all that money for just the cd, you pay for the CD key, which is your license to use the software.
That's true

And just like you're "looking out for" OP now!
I was too, by telling him "how it is"
Plus, OP would have to be mad. Asking for help with piracy on the OCN

But just imagine if he didn't know
And accidentally let it slip. Buy saying something like "Thanks for the help lads, I'll buy it one day"!

Because I did see that happen And all hell broke loose

Rep+ to you bud. For looking out for other OCN members
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