Create a Bootable CD-ROM (Standard 7 SP1)


To create a bootable CD-ROM, you must first make a bootable ISO image using the Oscdimg tool, and then you must burn the image onto the CD-ROM. The Oscdimg tool is a command-line tool for creating an image (.iso) file of a customized 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 3.0. For more information on Oschimg.exe, see Oscdimg Command-Line Options.

  • You have gathered the required files for a bootable disk, and any additional files or folders you think important, in a temporary directory, such as C:\bootdisk. For more information, see Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive.
  • You have a blank CD-ROM.
  • You have CD-ROM burning software installed on your development computer.

  1. On the development computer, on the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Windows Embedded Studio, and then click Windows PE Tools Command Prompt.

  2. At the Windows PE Tools command prompt, use the Oscdimg tool to create an ISO file that has the contents of the ISO directory from the temporary directory you created, replacing <temp_directory> with your temporary directory, <ISO_directory> with the directory you want the ISO created in, and <architecture> with either x86 for a 32-bit device or x64 for a 64-bit device.

    oscdimg -n -b<ISO_directory>\ <temp_directory>\bootdisk\ISO <ISO_directory>\util_<architecture>.iso

    The Oscdimg tool will create a bootable ISO file named util_<architecture>.iso in the <ISO_directory> folder.

  3. Use your CD-ROM burning software to burn the ISO file to a blank CD-ROM.

The Standard 7 setup process performs several verifications, which rely on the target device's date and time settings. For optimal performance, confirm that the target device is set to the correct date and time.

After you burn a bootable CD-ROM, the next step is to relocate Image Builder files from the Standard 7 DVD. For more information, see Relocate the Image Builder Files.