- One original XP cd
- One extracted boot sector image (you can download either this file here: Nu2 Download page), extract your own (google ) or use the one i attached here.
- One XP SP3 Network Installation Package, you can download from microsoft: Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
- One ImgBurn, available free from The Official ImgBurn Website (please donate)
> First lets create a working directory, i used my secondary partition D, so i will reference to everything in it's terms
i created the folder D:XPSP3CD
> Next copy the contents of the XP (stock, sp1 or sp2) cd into a new directory under the working XPSP3CD directory. So i created D:SPCP3CDXPCD directory and copied all of the folders and files from the installation CD into it.
Wonderous what's next...
Finished downloading the serice pack. Renamed the downloaded file to SP3.exe and threw that into the D:XPSP3CD folder
Now let's patch the installation cd files
> First go to start > run and type in "cmd" press enter, and you are in command prompt
> Navigate to the working directory, in my case D:XPSP3CD
in my case by running:
> now lets run the patcher
> then wait for a while, and it will, eventually, say "Successfully finished"
Next to make this into a bootable image, we need that boot sector image.
if you downloaded it here, then extract the ine bin file, and throw it into your working directory.
if you downloaded the image from that boot sector site, then extract the contents. Go into Files and copy the w2ksect.bin to the working directory.
fun part (assuming you have already installed ImgBurn)
>Open up notepad and paste in the following:
Identifier_Application= Dates_FolderFileType=0 Restrictions_ISO9660_InterchangeLevel=2 Restrictions_ISO9660_CharacterSet=1 Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowMoreThan8DirectoryLevels=1 Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowMoreThan255CharactersInPath=1 Restrictions_ISO9660_AllowFilesWithoutExtensions=1 Restrictions_ISO9660_DontAddVersionNumberToFiles=1 Restrictions_Joliet_InterchangeLevel=1 Restrictions_Joliet_AllowFilesWithoutExtensions=1 Restrictions_Joliet_AddVersionNumberToFiles=0 Restrictions_UDF_DisableUnicodeSupport=0 Restrictions_UDF_DVDVideoAllowUnicodeVolumeLabel=0 BootableDisc_MakeImageBootable=1 BootableDisc_MediaEmulationType=0 BootableDisc_BootImageFile= BootableDisc_DeveloperIdentifier= BootableDisc_LoadSegment=07C0 BootableDisc_LoadSectorCount=4 [END_BACKUP_OPTIONS] [START_BACKUP_LIST] [END_BACKUP_LIST]Excellent, this is your base template. point the BootableDisc_BootImageFile= part to where the boot image is located
in my case it said:
in the backup list section (i.e. [START_BACKUP_LIST][END_BACKUP_LIST]) put in the location of the rest of the files on the CD ( in our case, the now patched XPCD folder)
Now we are ready
> Save this as an ipp file in the working directory.
> Throw in an empty CD into your burning drive
> Open up ImgBurn
> Select "Create Image from Files/Folders" (Build)
> Go to File > Load Project
> Navigate to the working directory and load the ipp file you just saved
make sure all the settings are pointing to right places and run the Calculate image size (to make sure it all points in right places)
> then hit build, and let your own SP3 install cd build, then record on cd, verify, and voila.