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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 ISO (UltraISO 6.5) (TTID #302)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 108,220 /  Created: February 7, 2004
Note: UltraISO 6.50 was using in this example.

- Download UltraISO (Trial)
- Purchase UltraISO ($29.95 USD)
- View Additional Information
- Visit EZB Systems, Inc.

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)


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.

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.

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

Boot Files

1.) Download boot file. ( ~1.34KB)

2.) Extract the BootSector file (boot.ima) from
      into the folder C:\OS\BOOT

Using UltraISO

1.) Start UltraISO.
2.) Select File > New... from the menu.

Select Bootable > Load Boot File... from the menu.

1.) Locate the BootSector file (boot.ima) in the folder C:\OS\BOOT.
2.) Click the Open button.

Select File > Properties... from the menu.
Click the Properties button on the toolbar.

1.) Select Media (703MB/80Min used in this example).
2.) Check the Optimize check box.
3.) Enter in the Volume: Label.

    - 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)

4.) Enter in the Publisher textbox Microsoft Corporation.
5.) Check the Joliet check box.
6.) Set the ISO 9660 FileName Format to Windows/Unix(31).
7.) Set the Joliet FileName Format to Extended(110).
8.) Click the OK button.

1.) Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.
2.) Select everything in the Local panel and drag it to the Image panel.
     Note: Some files are not show in the following image.

Select File > Save As... from the menu.

1.) Browse to a folder to save the ISO file into.
2.) Enter a File name:
3.) Click the Save button.

Wait for the ISO to be saved.

Process complete. You're done.

Revision History:

12.31.2003 - Created new article for 2000/XP UltraISO 6.5. - Kevin
03.14.2004 - Added links to EZB Systems, Inc. Modified images for clarity. - Kevin
06.30.2004 - Updated to Windows 2003 Server. - Kevin
05.28.2005 - Added link to Windows 2003 Server SP1 CD Volume Labels. - Kevin
06.20.2007 - Update Article format and images. - Kevin

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