Thursday, April 17, 2008

How To Create a Bootable Windows XP With Service Pack

Step 1
Create 3 folders - C:\WINXP, C:\SP and C:\XPBOOT


Step 2
Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXP


Step 3
You will have to download the SP1, SP2 or SP3 Update.
Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP.EXE
Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command:
C:\XP-SP.EXE -U -X:C:\SP


Step 4
Open Start/Run... and type the command:
C:\SP\update\update.exe -s:C:\WINXP
Click OK

Folder C:\WINXP contains: Windows XP Service Pack


Step 5
Download xpboot.zip or click here.
Copy xpboot.bin to the folder C:\XPBOOT


Step 6
Start Nero - Burning Rom.
Select File > New... from the menu.
1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot)
2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data
3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation
4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0
5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4
6.) Press the Browse... button


Step 7
Select All Files (*.*) from File of type:
Locate xpboot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT


Step 8
Click ISO tab
Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars)
Set Format to Mode 1
Set Character Set to ISO 9660
Check all Relax ISO Restrictions


Step 9
Click Label Tab
Select ISO9660 from the drop down box.
Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN
Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN

* For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN
* For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN


Step 10
Click Burn tab
Check Write
Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!)
Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once

Press New button


Step 11
Locate the folder C:\WINXP
Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel.
Click the Write CD Dialog button.

Press Write

You're done.

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