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How to Make a Bootable ISO Image of Entire XP Install

Updated July 20, 2017

Bootable ISO image of the Windows XP installation files can be made with the Nero5 software. Once the ISO Image is created, you can burn as many bootable CDs or DVDs as you want with it. The bootable CD or DVD can be used to run the Windows XP set-up directly from the advanced boot menu at start-up.

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  1. Download Nero5 from the link provided in "Resources," below.

  2. Double-click on the set-up file to install Nero5.

  3. Click "Next" on the welcome page.

  4. Click "I accept the terms of the license agreement," and then select "Next" on the license agreement page.

  5. Enter the User Name, Organization and Serial Number on the customer information page, and then click "Next."

  6. Click "Typical" on the set-up type page, and then choose "Next."

  7. Select the directory in which you want to install Nero, then click "Next."

  8. Verify the displayed installation information, and then click "Install."

  9. Go to "Start," point to "All Programs," point to "Ahead Nero" and then click on "Nero-Burning Rom."

  10. Point to "Data" below "What would you like to burn," and then click "Bootable data disc."

  11. Click "Add."

  12. Click to select the Windows XP installation files that you want to use to make the ISO image in the open dialogue box. Click "Finished" after you are done.

  13. Click "Save."

  14. Type a name for the ISO image to be saved as in the "File name" box, and then press "Enter."

  15. Tip

    You can also use Roxio Creator 2010 for creating the bootable ISO image.

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Things You'll Need

  • Nero5 software

About the Author

Based in Honolulu City, Lyan Uaha has been writing business and computer-related articles since 2007. He has been writing online instructional pieces since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Akron, Ohio.

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