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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 Disc (Easy CD Creator 5) (TTID #298)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 171,729 /  Created: February 7, 2004
Note: Roxio Easy CD Creator was using in this example.

- Visit Roxio

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 Easy CD Creator

Start Easy CD Creator.

Select File > New CD Project > Bootable CD from the menu.

1.) Set Bootable CD Type: to No Emulation.
2.) Set Load Segment: to 0x000.
3.) Set Sector Count: to 4.
4.) Press the Browse ... button.

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

Click the Open button.

Click the OK button.

Select File > CD Project Properties from the menu.

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)

Set the File System to Joliet.

Set the Physical format of disc to Mode 1: CDROM.

Click the File System tab.

Enter MICROSOFT_CORPORATION in the Publisher Name:, and Prepared By:

Select Use original file date.

Click the File Types tab.

Select Add all Files.

Uncheck Do not add Hidden files.

Uncheck Do not add System files.

Click the OK button.

Select all files and folders in the C:\OS\ROOT folder.
     Note: Some files are not show in the following image.

Click the Add button.

Click the Record button.

Select Record CD under Recording Options.

Select Disc-At-Once under Recording Method.

Click Start Recording button.

Wait for CD creation to finish.

Click the OK button.

Process complete. You're done.

Revision History:

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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