Once you have successfully slipstreamed a service pack under Windows XP installation source, the next question which comes to your mind is how do you burn / write those installation files under a boot-able CD ROM so that you may boot with it and install your copy of Windows XP. This bellow article would try to provide a step by step guide on How to burn / write a bootable Windows XP installation CD ROM.
- A PC with CD-RW drive
- One 700 MB CD-R (blank) media
- Windows OS
- Nero burning ROM
- Complete Windows XP installation Files
- Windows XP Boot image
How do your create a boot-able CD Media ?
Please start the Nero burning rom application and select CD-ROM (Boot) as what you wish to burn and please provide the path of Windows XP Boot image (you may download it from here, or use Bart’s Boot Image Extractor)
In the advance option, please make sure you select Kind of Emulation as No Emulation, and Boot Message should be as Microsoft Corporation where as the value of Number of load sectors is suppose to be 4. Rest all should stay default.
Now please click the ISO TAB on top of the window and under which, please change the option File Name Lenth (ISO) from default to Max. of 31 Chars (Level 2)
Next, please proceed to Label tab and provide label as WinXP_SP3 (it can be anything) and please click NEW button located bellow of the Window.
Now please browse to the folder which contains the Windows XP installation files, and just drag and drop them from browsing window to burning window of Nero Burning rom application (refer to the screenshot bellow)
Click Burn which is located in middle of the tool bar to open the final burning window. Please re-verify all tabs to make sure whether all settings are as per specification or not.
If you kind every settings are just as described here, then you may proceed and click burn to start burning the CD as a Boot-able Windows XP Installation Media.