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THE FILE wn2k.bat WAS ERASED FROM THE WEB PAGE YOU PRESENT.  IF THERE ARE ANOTER WAY TO FIND THAT FILE, I'LL APPRECIATE EVERY HELP THAT YOU CAN GAVE TO US.

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The link is wrong. Tty this:
http://www.ezbsvs.com/download/w2k.zip

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Need a zip file for Windows Server 2003.
Can you help me???

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[B][I][U]THE FILE wn2k.bat WAS ERASED FROM THE WEB PAGE YOU PRESENT.  IF THERE ARE ANOTER WAY TO FIND THAT FILE, I'LL APPRECIATE EVERY HELP THAT YOU CAN GAVE TO US.

Sorry, the URL is correct now. THX peter.
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Need a zip file for Windows Server 2003.

get one here: http://www.ezbsys.com/download/w2003.zip.

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Does this method work  for Slipstreamed versions of XP or Windows 2000 as well or would the batch file need to be updated to copy any different or additional files?

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Ok Having a bit of a problem. Here's what I got.

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4) modify "C:\EasyBoot\disk1\ezboot\w2ksect.bin" by UltraEdit, change all 'I386' to 'WN2K' and save it as 'wn2k.bin'



Ok when I open this file with Ultraedit-32 all I get is a garbled mess I only see I386 in one place.....the very last word. I think I'm doing something wrong.

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5) copy boot files from C:\EasyBoot\disk1\wn2k\i386 to C:\EasyBoot\disk1\wn2k:(save attachment w2k.bat to C:\EasyBoot\disk1\wn2k and run it)



copy all the files from I386 or just some files....I'm not quite sure what "BOOT" files means. Unless they're talking about a certain file needed to boot the computer.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Ok when I open this file with Ultraedit-32 all I get is a garbled mess I only see I386 in one place.....the very last word. I think I'm doing something wrong.

EasyBoot 4.55 has build-in functionality to replace text in a binary file, please do it this way:
4) copy "C:\EasyBoot\disk1\ezboot\w2ksect.bin" to "C:\EasyBoot\disk1\ezboot\wn2k.bin", click 'Tools' button, and select 'Replace Text' from popup menu. A dialoge will appear, set 'file' to "C:\EasyBoot\disk1\ezboot\wn2k.bin", 'Text to Search' as 'I386' and 'Relpace with' as 'WN2K', then click "Replace" to finish.

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copy all the files from I386 or just some files....I'm not quite sure what "BOOT" files means. Unless they're talking about a certain file needed to boot the computer.


"BOOT FILES" are those files needed by Windows 2000 to startup you PC.

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Ok got the first part done. now When working with the boot files is there a list somewhere of what files are required to boot the system. Sorry I don't know what files are required.

Thanks again for the help

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Okay, this is rather long, but I think it will help. This is a rough draft so my apologies if it doesn't read really smoothly yet, but I'm working on it. It may also need a little clarification in spots but I think it should help anyway.

Any feedback is welcome!

The purpose of this information is to show how to create a CD or DVD with EasyBoot for booting multiple copies of Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 or any combination of these.

For example, with this procedure you can create a single DVD with Windows XP Pro Retail and Volume License, Windows 2000 Pro, Server, and Advanced Server, Server 2003 Web, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter as well  as Volume License versions of all of these and still have more than have the disc free!

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This procedure assumes that you are working with Windows XP. The same procedure will work for Windows 2000 and Server 2003. Just modify the directory names you use to suit your needs with each OS.

1) Under “c:\EasyBoot\disk1” create a subdirectory called “WXP1”

Note: You can use any valid 4 character directory name here, however you should make certain to use all caps. Substitute whatever you use for “WXP1” in all the references below.

2) Copy the contents of your Windows XP CD to the “WXP1” directory. You can delete extra folders such as the Support directory later if you wish, but you should copy the entire CD contents over for now, especially if you want to slipstream in a Service Pack (See “Optional Steps to Slipstream in SP1” below).

Optional Steps to Slipstream in SP1

If your installation files do not already have the latest Service Pack slipstreamed in then you can slipstream in the Service Pack now. This example shows how to slipstream SP1a into Windows XP. The same procedure works for Windows 2000. Of course, you simply need to modify the directory names below and the name of the Service Pack file.

A) Copy the contents of the Windows XP CD to a directory on a HD. In this example, we’ll assume C:\XP
B) Download the FULL SP1 or SP1a package (not the minimal install package).
C) Make a directory on you HD to extract the Service Pack files to, for example, C:\SP1a.
D) Open a command prompt and change to the directory where the SP is located. Issue the command “xpsp1a_en_x86.exe –x”. When asked where to extract the files to, point to the directory you just created (C:\SP1a in the example above).
E) Change to the directory where the SP files were just extracted to and go to the update directory.
F) Issue the command “update /s:c:\xp”

You have now slipstreamed the Service Pack into your installation files.

If you now want to create a bootable CD with the slipstreamed Service Pack do the following:

A) Extract the boot sector from your original Windows CD using a utility such as Ultra ISO.
B) Open a CD Burning application such as Nero or Easy CD Creator. Choose to create a bootable CD. You should set the emulation type to “No Emulation” and load 4 sectors.
C) If using Nero Burning ROM be sure to check the box that reads:

Do not add the “;1” ISO file version extension.
Note: Current  versions of Easy CD Creator don’t have this option  but seem to work properly by default.

D) Use the Joliet file system, allow paths more than 8 levels deep, and allow more than 255 characters in the path. Set the volume label to be the same as the original CD.

End of Optional Steps to Slipstream SP1


3) Copy the files from the root of your Windows XP CD to the “c:\EasyBoot\Disk1” directory. For Windows 2000 this includes all files whose names start with “cdrom”. For Windows XP and Server 2003 copy all files starting with “win51”. This includes the files such as “WIN51”, “WIN51IP”, etc.

4) Use a tool such as UltaISO to save the bootsector from your CD to the “c:\Easyboot\Disk1\ezboot” directory. As an alternative you can use download a bootsector file. Rename as you see fit. For example, if you plan to have two copies of Windows XP, such as a retail version and a Volume License edition you can call one bootsector file “WXP1.bin” and one “WXP2.bin”. Use the search and replace text tool built into EasyBoot to change all occurrences of “I386” to “WXP1” in this file (remember to use all caps). The name of the bin file is not what matters here. What matters is that I386 is modified to match the name of the directory that your installation files are in.

5) Copy the boot files from the “i386” directory to the “WXP1” directory. To do this, use the appropriate batch file available for download from EZB Systems (see http://ezbsys.com/download/). Place the batch file for Windows XP in the “WXP1” directory and then run it by double-clicking it. After it has run you can delete it if you wish.

Note: All the batch file is doing is copying the files that would be found on the startup diskettes. In other words, you can copy the disks as an alternative to using the batch file.

6) Edit the file “setupldr.bin” in the “WXP1” directory. Again, use the search and replace text tool built into EasyBoot. Change all references of “i386” to “WXP1”. Use all capital letters except for the “i” in “i386”.

7) Edit the file “txtsetup.sif” in the “WXP1” directory and change the value for “SetupSourcePath” from “\” to “\WXP1”. Note: You can use notepad to do this, however, it is very important to check the file after you save it to be sure that notepad has not appended a “.txt” extension to the end of it!

8) When making your boot menu in EasyBoot use “run wxp1.bin” to run this installation of Windows  XP.

Note: During installation of the Operating System, at the time of the first reboot you should eject the CD or DVD and reinsert it only when Windows prompts for it again. I found that even though I set EasyBoot to boot from the HD when it timed out, for some reason Windows XP could not find files on the CD then.  If I boot directly to the HD then all works fine. At least, that’s what happened in my VMWare test. It's possible this may be a quick in VMWare but I  thought I'd mention in case anyone else runs into this.


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