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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.