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Creating bootable Windows 2000/XP/2003 Disc (PowerISO 3.5) (TTID #384)

Author: TACKtech Team   Views: 74,525 /  Created: November 25, 2006
Note: PowerISO 3.5 was using in this example.

- Download PowerISO (Full-Featured Trial Version)
- Purchase PowerISO (Starting at $29.95 USD)
- Visit PowerISO 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/DVD or ISO.

  • A copy of the Boot Files (Downloaded Below).

  • A minimum of 1GB available hard disk space for CD's.
    A minimum of 5GB available hard disk space for DVD'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. ( ~1.33KB)

2.) Extract the BootSector file (boot.bif) from
      into the folder C:\OS\BOOT

Using PowerISO

Start PowerISO.

Select Action > Boot > Add Boot Information... from the menu.

Press the ... button.

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

Click the Open button.

Press the OK button.

Select File > Image Properties... from the menu.

Click the More... button.

Enter the Volume Label into the Volume Set ID: text box.

    - 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)

Enter in the Publisher ID:, Data Preparer ID:, Application ID: text boxes.

Click the OK button.

1.) Enter the Volume Label into the Label: text box.

2.) Check the Enable file optimization checkbox.

3.) Check the Joliet checkbox under CD/DVD File System.

4.) Select the Standard(30) option under ISO9660 file name:.

5.) Select the Long(110) option under Joliet file name:.

6.) Click on the OK button.

1.) Locate the folder C:\OS\ROOT.

2.) Select everything in the ROOT folder.
     Note: Some files are not show in the following image.

3.) Drag the selected files to the right pane of PowerISO.

Select File > Save As... from the menu.

1.) Select Standard ISO Images (*.iso) from the Save as type combobox.

2.) Type a file name in the File name textbox.

3.) Click the Save button.

Wait for the Image File to finish saving.

Select Tools > Burn... from the menu.

- OR -

Click the Burn button.

1.) Select a media type from the Media Type combobox.

2.) Select a speed from the Burning Speed combobox.

3.) Click the Burn button.

Click the Exit button, after the burning is successful.

Process complete. You're done.

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