Create Live XP CD [Without Using Bart PE] 2023


Create Live XP CD [Without Using Bart PE] 2023

If you are a regular IntoWindows reader, you may know that I wrote an article titled How to Create a Live XP/Vista CD/DVD/USB just a few weeks ago. Few readers have asked me to write a simple article showing how to make Live XP simple. So I write this new guide for XP lovers.

The art of creating Windows XP live CD

Here I am rewriting the article assuming that you will create a Live XP CD. To create a live XP CD, you must have an Internet connection. If there is no internet connection, you have to wait a few days because we will write about how to create a Live USB using another method. Make sure your system is connected to the internet.


1. Winbuilder

2. Windows XP CD

3. Internet Connection

4. Blank CD

#Step 1. Download Winbuilder (Free) from here, extract the zip file to a folder called “Live XP” on your Desktop (assuming that you have a minimum of 700MB free space on your C Drive). You can even choose any other drives or folders to extract the Winbuilder zip file. Make sure you have enough free space before proceeding further.

#Step 2. Run Winbuilder.exe file from the Live XP folder, below is the welcome screen you will see for the first time. Download screen is the screen where you need to choose the tools, drivers and other applications required for the live CD.

#Step 3. Switch to the Download tab, uncheck the box named “Optional”, and click the Download button located at the bottom left of the pane to start the download of essential scripts and tools for your XP live CD.

#Step 4. Once Winbuilder finishes the downloading process, it will show you the below screen. Click on the Play button located at right top.5. Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD/DVD drive and browse the same from the Winbuilder (Refer screenshot).

#Step 5. Click the Continue button to start the live CD building process. It will take a few minutes to finish the process. If the Winbuilder process prompts any confirmation message, click “yes” or “Ok” to continue the building process.

#Step 6. Once it finishes building a Live XP image, you need to insert a blank CD so that it burns the Live XP image file into the blank CD. Keep the burn speed at minimum to get the best results.

#Step 7. If you have followed the procedure neatly, you will have a Live XP CD in your hand.

#Step 8. Once you get the Live XP CD, you can insert and check the new Live XP CD.

Postscript: I tried using the latest version of Winbuilder before downgrading to the older version I used in this tutorial. The reason is that this version is more stable than newer versions like XP. So I recommend stable version instead of BETA.

If you have any problems following the above process, don't hesitate to raise your doubts as a comment. And lastly, do not copy this article to other websites or forums without permission and backlinks.

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