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How to create a bootable Windows XP SP1 CD (Nero): Step 1 Create 3 folders - C:\WINXPSP1, C:\SP1106 and C:\XPBOOT Step 2 Copy the entire Windows XP CD into folder C:\WINXPSP1 Step 3 You will have to download the SP1 Update, which is 133MB. Rename the Service Pack file to XP-SP1.EXE Extract the Service Pack from the Run Dialog using the command: C:\XP-SP1.EXE -U -X:C:\SP1106 Step 4 Open Start/Run... and type the command: C:\SP1106\update\update.exe -s:C:\WINXPSP1 Click OK Folder C:\WINXPSP1 contains: Windows XP SP1 How to Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable Step 1 Download xpboot.zip Code: Code: http://thro.port5.com/xpboot.zip ( no download manager !! ) Extract xpboot.zip file (xpboot.bin) in to the folder C:\XPBOOT Step 2 Start Nero - Burning Rom. Select File > New... from the menu. 1.) Select CD-ROM (Boot) 2.) Select Image file from Source of boot image data 3.) Set Kind of emulation: to No Emulation 4.) Set Load segment of sectors (hex!): to 07C0 5.) Set Number of loaded sectors: to 4 6.) Press the Browse... button Step 3 Select All Files (*.*) from File of type: Locate boot.bin in the folder C:\XPBOOT Step 4 Click ISO tab Set File-/Directory length to ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 chars) Set Format to Mode 1 Set Character Set to ISO 9660 Check all Relax ISO Restrictions Step 5 Click Label Tab Select ISO9660 from the drop down box. Enter the Volume Label as WB2PFRE_EN Enter the System Identifier as WB2PFRE_EN Enter the Volume Set as WB2PFRE_EN Enter the Publisher as MICROSOFT CORPORATION Enter the Data Preparer as MICROSOFT CORPORATION Enter the Application as WB2PFRE_EN * For Windows XP Professional OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXPOEM_EN * For Windows XP Home OEM substitute WB2PFRE_EN with WXHOEM_EN Step 6 Click Burn tab Check Write Check Finalize CD (No further writing possible!) Set Write Method to Disk-At-Once Press New button Step 7 Locate the folder C:\WINXPSP1 Select everything in the folder and drag it to the ISO compilation panel. Click the Write CD Dialog button. Press Write You're done.