Bootable CD-ROM (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


You can deploy your run-time image to a bootable CD-ROM. This allows you to boot and run your run-time image from a CD-ROM and maintain the appearance of a read/write file system.

How to Create a Bootable CD-ROM

Describes the end-to-end procedure for creating a bootable CD-ROM

Tutorial: Creating a Bootable CD-ROM

Describes a step-by-step procedure for creating a bootable CD-ROM.

Bootable CD-ROM Overview

Describes an overview of Bootable CD-ROMs and the El Torito specification.

Bootable CD-ROM Design Considerations

Describes the considerations to make before creating a bootable CD-ROM.

Building a Bootable CD-ROM Run-Time Image

Describes how to create a configuration to support bootable CD-ROMs.

Writing a Bootable CD-ROM

Describes how to use the hd2iso command to create an ISO image. You can use this image to create a bootable CD-ROM.

Running FBA on the Bootable CD-ROM Run-Time Image

Describes how to boot the run-time image and run FBA.

Running ETPrep.exe

Describes how to prepare your run-time image to be deployed on a bootable CD-ROM by running the ETPrep utility.

Deploying the Bootable CD-ROM

Describes how to boot your bootable CD-ROM.

El Torito CD Image Preparation Tool

Describes how to use the hd2iso tool.


Describes the overview and syntax options for the ETPrep utility.

Troubleshooting Bootable CD-ROM

Describes common problems and resolutions for bootable CD-ROMs.

Comparison of Windows PE to Bootable CD-ROMs

Describes two methods for booting a device from a CD-ROM and compares their uses during development, testing, and deployment.

Deploy a Run-Time Image

Describes the process of transferring a run-time image to a variety of media types and the components and tools that are used for this purpose.

Enhanced Write Filter

Describes how to write protect your run-time image with EWF.

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