Create an XP Live CD


One of the easiest ways to do this is using a software called pebuilder. Using it, you can create an XP Live CD in just about 15 minutes!
Here’s all the software you will need:
1. pebuilder (Get pebuilder)
2. Plugins: (the GUI shell) from here. Other plugins from here.
3. Nero Building ROM
4. A (bootable) XP CD

Step #1 Download Pebuilder and install it.

Step #2 For the wallpaper, replace c:\pebuilder3110a\bartpe.bmp with the image you want as your wallpaper. You can find the default XP wallpaper at c:\windows\web\wallpaper\bliss.bmp (Both these, of course, assume the C drive as the installation location.)

Step #3 Download the plugins: This will create the XP start button and taskbar. It is the GUI shell of the XP live CD.
Network Driver Plugin Pack: This provides many network card drivers.
FreeAV Virus Scanner: This integrates FreeAV. A very good file explorer
You can choose you want to download to add functionality.

Step #4 Open pebuilder. Specify the source path to the windows installation file. This should be your Windows XP installation bootable CD, where the i386 folder resides.

Step #5 Click Plugins and add the plugins you have downloaded. Since you have included, disable nu2shell and the startup group.

Step #6 Specify the ISO image file and click Build.

Step #7 After that is done, use Nero (or any other burning software) and burn the image.

Source: Digit Magazine November 2007


4 responses to “Create an XP Live CD”

  1. sudip lamichhane Avatar
    sudip lamichhane

    creating a xp cd_live has been a difficult task in the
    older days but it has been simplified by pe builder.
    One of the quickest way to heal and to secure the data of your home pc or laptop is to boot through pe
    and to move your datas to the secure zone
    so feel free to use your computer in the way u want
    By:cold hearted demon

  2. @cold hearted demon
    I agree with your point.

  3. Duke, the Hacker Avatar
    Duke, the Hacker

    See again I am replying very late on this topic but still good for you.

    Here is a software very easy to use. It’s called nLite. Check it out on its website

    I have even tried PEBuilder but no doubt nLite is very easy to use.


  4. Talianluv Avatar

    I’m confused at step #3