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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 Disc (UltraISO 6.5) (TTID #301)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 37,187 /  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 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.

Select Tools > Burn CD Image...
Click the Burn CD Image button on the toolbar.

Note: This will call NeroBurn and the "Burn Image" dialog will pop-up.

1.) Select a Recorder: from the drop down list.
      Note: If the saved ISO is not shown click the ... button.

2.) Click the Burn button.

1.) Wait for the Disc to be created...

2.) Click the Return button.

Process complete. You're done.

Revision History:

12.31.2003 - Created new article for 2000/XP UltraISO 6.5. - Kevin
02.06.2004 - Formatting and Layout. - Kevin/Anthony
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
05.30.2005 - Added alternative steps. Additional comments added. - Kevin
06.20.2007 - Update Article format. - Kevin

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