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#1 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:03 AM

Thanks to P. Batard (Author of Rufus):

http://reboot.pro/to...-been-released/

https://github.com/p...ufus/issues/545

 

It came out that the new Windows 10 doesn't ship anymore with a diskcopy.dll containing the ME floppy boot disk (please read as MS-DOS 8.00).

Of course the floppy image can be extracted from *any* OS (XP to 8.1) and although there is still the possibility of using FreeDos or one of the other "alternative" DOSes freely available, it would be nice to provide an easy way to get the file (that is not redistributable) though obviously the internet is full of "DOS boot floppies" (which may however be of dubious origins).

 

Any idea of the whereabouts of a "legal" downloadable file(s) (i.e. hosted on MS servers) would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

a "legal" downloadable file hosted on MS servers

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - ISO-9660 CD Image File

 

Mount XPSP3.ISO with ImDisk

Extract diskcopy.dl_ with 7-zip from WINDOWSXP-KB936929-SP3-X86-ENU.EXE

Extract diskcopy.dll with 7-zip from diskcopy.dl_

Extract directly MS-DOS 8.00 files from diskcopy.dll with 7-zip

Copy diskcopy.dll as diskcopy.cab

Extract additional ebd.cab files with 7-zip from diskcopy.cab (SCANDISK.EXE etc.)

Extract format.com last version from mounted ISO SUPPORT\TOOLS\DEPLOY.CAB\oformat.com


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 04:23 AM

One can also extract from discopy.dll the boot-floppy image, by using Nuno Brito's handy DISKEXTRACT, instead of just extracting the files... :hypocrite:



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:36 AM

Using DISKEXTRACT does not get the cab files.  You can undelete it by editing the fat table.



#5 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

@dencorso

Yep :),the usual reference:

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=16745

(no real need to go through the Wayback Machine, and some alternatives provided)

 

@0ffer

nice find that it is in SP3 :), I had expected that a diskcopy.dll could be *somewhere* in one of the smaller KB's, but the (huge) SP3 will do for our Windows 10 challenged friends.

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 05:40 AM

Well... there actually is a reason for using the wayback machine: it skips the blocking FF's condemned 911cd to...

Until it gets whitelisted, it's easier to download from the wayback machine than go through all the clicks necessary to download directly from 911cd, that's why.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:07 PM

Even faster would be to not use Firefox. :whistling:

The topic BTW provides alternate methods to extract the image:
http://www.911cd.net...ndpost&p=140481
and some instructions/background, a direct link to an unknown executable is the least preferred way to provide info.

I am passing the related info to Ed_P:
http://safebrowsing....pic=16745&st=40
let's see if the stupid google can fix the issue, surely they could be tadbit more specific about which page they found issues with:

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 34 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 1 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2015-09-01, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2015-08-27.
Malicious software includes 8 exploit(s).

and of course if out of several thousands pages on 911cd.net google visited only 34 and found 1 problem it may well issue the warning for that 1 (one) page and not warn about the whole site.

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 12:29 PM

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Windows 8.1 - Disc 1 of 3711   :buehehe:


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#9 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 02:15 PM

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Windows 8.1 - Disc 1 of 3711   :buehehe:

Very appropriate in a topic about changes in Windows 10, specifically the point being that at least in one of those 3711 floppies there still was a DOS floppy image and in none of the <put a really huge number here> floppies making up the Windows 10 there is one (they wanted to save space ;)).

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