I have spent about two days trying to discover what version of Nero 6 Burning ROM has the options I need to make a bootable WinXP Slipstreamed SP2 CD. I have worked around PCs about 20 years… but this exercise sucks!
I appreciate (NOT) how software instructions and facilities are designed from “inward thinking perspectives” mostly forgetting how ‘average to reasonable’ users actually think. I have variously and repeatedly followed “expert” instructions from users claiming to have done the same, but the Nero 6 options described are simply not available despite downloading Nero 6’s supposedly “full featured demo” download version 22.214.171.124". I searched “Nero” “OEM v. retail” to see if there are major differences between their products â€“ to no avail.
I’m trying to follow instructions - see http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp - but “Step 5a” DOES NOT EXIST within the so called “full featured version” of Nero 6’s trial download.
Iâ€™m running a fresh installation of WinXP SP1 on a P4 with a reliable late model Gigabyte motherboard - this is not a hardware or error message issue. It’s more like, “where are the Nero 6 screen options please?”
Do I have to navigate to these â€œpublished optionsâ€ (see address above) via WinXP’s Start/ All Programs/ Nero/ Nero 6 Demo/ Nero Burning ROM/ (to) What would you like to burn?/ Data/ Bootable Data Disc. Nero Express/ Disc Content/ Add data to you disc. Then click on â€˜Nextâ€™ to add the boot image from a bootable floppy disc. (and why just floppy these days?) Click Add. Select all files in the prepared (integrated WinXP+SP2) folder c:\xp. A new Nero Express screen appears asking you to Select Boot Imageâ€¦"
OR do I go via: “Disc Image or Saved Project/ Record a disc from disc image previously burned onto the hard drive.” Where are the Nero 6 options as described in the web site article? Why are Bootable CD and the follow on processes and on screen options so different? This issue is excruciating.
Why would anyone want to purchase a â€œfull featuredâ€ working version of Ahead’s Nero 6 Burning ROM (whatever they call it) when the â€œfull featured trial versionâ€ presents such confusing anomalies?
I just want to create a bootable “slipstream” WinXP SP2 CD - with as many included patches and bug fixes as will fit on the thing.
Best regards, Ranger (Newbie)