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Should An Xp Boot Disk Be Created? And Can Workstation A's Boot Workstation B?

Q: Should An Xp Boot Disk Be Created? And Can Workstation A's Boot Workstation B?

Hi all,

In days of yore it was recommended to create a boot disk...just in case. I don't know whether this is still in practice with Windows XP. From what I can see is. I am trying to help out a small law office who is planning to upgrade to xp. I'd planned to write instructions for them for creating their start-up disks. One question I was asked (and couldn't answer) was whether each workstation needed it's own, or if they could just create one boot disk on one workstation and keep it in the safe for all to use.

Does anyone know? Thanks!


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Attached is the dds log and attach log

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Is the DNS server a local domain server or an external ISP DNS server?

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Reuel Miller
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Would you be willing to build the computer yourself?
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ok... I put another video card in and have had no problems.

I put in a 3DForce B-32 Plus/Nvidia

Just thought I would answer my own post

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