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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 Disc (Nero 6.6) (TTID #346)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 279,518 /  Created: May 28, 2005
Note: Nero Burning ROM 6.6.0.13 was using in this example.

- Download Nero Burning ROM (Full-Featured Trial Version)
- Download Nero Burning ROM Update
- Purchase Nero Burning ROM (Starting at $79.99 USD)
- Visit Ahead Software


To slipsteam an OS:
- View Slipstreaming Windows 2000, XP SP1/SP1a/SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP1/SP2 (TTID #295)

If you encounter any problems:
- View Slipstreaming and Bootable Disc FAQ's (TTID #313)


Preparation

The following items are required:
  • A copy of the original Windows CD/DVD or ISO.

  • A copy of the Boot Files (Downloaded Below).

  • A minimum of 1GB available hard disk space for CD's.
    A minimum of 5GB available hard disk space for DVD's.

Create a folder called OS on your hard drive (C: is used in this example).

In this folder create two sub-folder called BOOT, and ROOT.

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Copy the entire Windows 2000/XP/2003 CD (or extract the ISO) into folder ROOT.


Boot Files

1.) Download boot file. (bootfiles-from-tacktech-website.zip ~1.34KB)

2.) Extract the BootSector file (boot.ima) from bootfiles-from-tacktech-website.zip
      into the folder C:\OS\BOOT


Using Nero

Start Nero - Burning Rom.

Select File > New... from the menu.

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1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot).
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data.
3.) Check Enable expert settings (for advanced users only!).
4.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation.
5.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 0000.
6.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4.
7.) Set Platform identifier: to Intel x86 compatible.
8.) Press the Browse... button.

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Locate the BootSector file (boot.ima) in the folder C:\OS\BOOT.

Click the Open button.

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Click on the ISO tab.

- Set Data Mode: to Mode 1.
- Set File System: to ISO 9660 + Joliet.
- Set File name length (ISO): to Max. of 31 chars (Level 2).
- Set Character Set (ISO): to ISO 9660 (standard ISO CD-ROM).
- Check all four check boxes under Relax restrictions.

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Click on the Label tab.

Select the Manual option.

Enter the Volume Label into the ISO 9660: and Joliet: text boxes.

Click the More Labels button.

    - View Windows 2000 CD Labels (TTID# 269)
    - View Windows XP SP0 CD Labels (TTID#226)
    - View Windows XP SP1 CD Labels (TTID#283)
    - View Windows XP SP1a CD Labels (TTID#312)
    - View Windows XP SP2 CD Labels (TTID#342)
    - View Windows XP SP3 CD Labels (TTID#422)
    - View Windows 2003 Server RTM CD Labels (TTID#292)
    - View Windows 2003 Server SP1 CD Labels (TTID#355)
    - View Windows 2003 Server R2 Disc Labels (TTID#387)

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Enter in the Volume Label into the System Identifier, Volume Set, Publisher,
Data preparer, Application
text boxes under ISO 9660 and Joliet.

Click the OK button.

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Click the Burn tab.

- Check Write.
- Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!).
- Set Write Method to Disc-at-once. (We have had Track-At-Once work as well.)
- Click the New button.

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- Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.
- Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
   Note: Some files are not show in the following image.
- Click the Write CD Dialog button.

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Click the Boot tab.

- Verify the settings. Correct if needed.
- Click the Burn button.

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Wait for Disc creation to finish.

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Click the OK button.

Click the Done button.

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Process complete. You're done.


Revision History:

11.22.2006 - Added Preparation section for visitors who are not slipstreaming. New layout for article. - Kevin

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