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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 ISO (WinISO 5.3) (TTID #326)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 219,575 /  Created: March 14, 2004
Note: WinISO v5.3 was using in this example.

- Download WinISO (Limited Version)
- Purchase WinISO ($30 USD)
- View Additional Information
- Visit WinISO Computing 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 Bootable ISO (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 ROOT.

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

Bootable ISO

Download the blank Bootable ISO. (bootable.iso ~64KB)

Note: In this example the blank Bootable ISO is saved to C:\My ISO's and was not renamed.
The blank Bootable ISO can be saved to a alternate folder and named differently.

Using WinISO

Start WinISO.

Select File > Open from the menu.


Click the Open button on the toolbar.

Locate the Bootable ISO you downloaded.

Click the Open button.

Select File > Properties... from the menu.

- Select the Joliet CD-ROM file system option.
- Click the OK button.

Select Actions > Set CD-label name from the menu.

Enter in the CD-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)

- Open My Computer.
- Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.
- Select everything in the folder and drag it to the Filename panel.

Select File > Save from the menu.


Click the Save button on the toolbar.

WARNING: The ISO will not boot if you select Save As....

Wait for the ISO to be saved.

Process complete. You're done.

Revision History:

03.14.2004 - Article written. - 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. - Kevin
06.04.2014 - Fixed Misspellings. - Travis

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