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

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 171,147 /  Created: February 7, 2004
Note: Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3.5.10 was using in this example.

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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.

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 Easy CD Creator

Start Easy CD Creator.

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

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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.

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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 the OK button.

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Select File > CD Project Properties from the menu.

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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.

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Click the File System tab.

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

Select Use original file date.

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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.

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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.

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Select Record CD under Recording Options.

Select Disc-At-Once under Recording Method.

Click Start Recording button.

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Wait for CD creation to finish.

Click the OK button.

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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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