How to create a bootable Windows XP SP1 CD (Nero) – Step by step guide:

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

Now the folder C:\WINXPSP1 contains: Windows XP SP1


To Create a Windows XP SP1 CD Bootable

Step 1




Note: Do not use any download manager or download accelerators otherwise file may get corrupt!!

Extract 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. Now you can use the CD as a bootable Windows XP with Service Pak 1.

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