A. XP doesn't ship with boot disks, and you can't create these disks from the XP media. However, Microsoft provides downloads to create XP boot disks. As Microsoft continues to release service packs, the company will continue to update the downloadable boot disks, starting with new boot disks available for XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). You must download the correct set of boot disks for your version of XP (i.e., you can't use an XP Home Edition boot disk with an XP Professional Edition CD-ROM). XP Home SP1 boot disks are available here, and XP Professional SP1 boot disks are available here.