How to make an exact 1:1 ISO from an Original CD?...

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by LeoNeeson, May 9, 2014.

  1. LeoNeeson

    LeoNeeson MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2014
    I have some original CDs (some are hard to find), that I would like to upload and share here. But I don't know how to make a perfect ISO from the original CD, without modifying or destroying the header. Can I expect to make a ISO with CRC32=FFFFFF, from an original Microsoft CD? When I say 1:1, I mean perfect, bit per bit copy. I know about MagicISO, UltraISO, etc, but I don't know which is the best for this job...
  2. ibmpc5150

    ibmpc5150 MDL Member

    Apr 14, 2014
    #2 ibmpc5150, May 9, 2014
    Last edited: May 9, 2014
    For example : Windows XP Professional (Retail Full / English) - WXPFPP_EN.

    I made it as follows.

    TZUTIL /s "Pacific Standard Time
    cdimage -lWXPFPP_EN -h -n -o -xx -t08/23/2001,12:00:00 -bxpboot.bin WXPFPP_EN WXPFPP_EN.ISO

    CDIMAGE.EXE is version 2.46. (XP original, 2.47 for XP SP1/1a, 2.52 for XP SP2)
    Time Zone must be Pacific Standard Time.
    XPBOOT (2KB) file needs to compile.

    To add AutoCRC and become CRC32=FFFF, -o -xx option must be needed.
  3. ismethere

    ismethere MDL Senior Member

    Apr 7, 2014
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. LeoNeeson

    LeoNeeson MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2014
    OK, thanks guys. I always thought that special tools were needed (like BlindWrite, Alcohol 120%, or some internal MS's command line utility), to achieve perfect quality. I'll try to make some ISOs later in the week (I'm very busy right now).

    I have these original CDs:
    - Microsoft Office 97 Professional (Spanish)
    - Microsoft Windows 2000 Release Candidate 2 (Spanish)
    ...and some Microsoft Works versions, in Spanish too.

    All the rest is material you can find everywhere.

    If you are interested in any of this, just leave me a message here.
    (My upload speed is very limited, so be patient if you request something)
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    several Spanish requests lately, how did these turn out?
  6. LeoNeeson

    LeoNeeson MDL Novice

    Apr 6, 2014
    May be Google brought them here.

    Just an idea: why not open a Spanish section on the forum, to talk in spanish? That way, a lot more of people may contribute to the forum. :thinking:

    Well, I'm very busy lately, but if I have any spanish material (that someone has requested), rest assured I will share it here. Just send me a PM.

    Greetings from Argentina. :coffee:
  7. Ascii2

    Ascii2 MDL Novice

    Jun 14, 2015
    Actually, you were not wrong. To back-up a disc as best as possible, something like BlindWrite or CloneCD or similar would be needed, particularly when working with original media with DRM.

    However, to share simple software that is does not use DRM media, a simple ISO, created in the manner explained by EFA11 may be good enough. Microsoft, itself, typically distributes its media images as ISOs.
  8. qta3426

    qta3426 MDL Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Windows 2000 RC2 Spanish?