How To Install Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP Media Center Edition 2 CD from a bootable USB

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Some Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP Media Center Edition installations requires second CD disc to be installed, but WinToFlash [The Bootable USB Creator] doesn't provide second CD disk selection when creating a bootable USB. The typical Windows Server 2003 2CD installation package looks like this (Windows XP Media Center looks the same):

Windows Server 2003 R2 setup contain 2 CD.png

Merge installation CDs

To install Windows like this you simply need to extract all contents from both CD images (or copy all files from regular optical CD disc) to a single folder: Windows Server 2003 R2 CD1 and CD2 merge.png

If asked for "autorun.inf file already exists, replace or skip" select skip.

Select resulting folder in WinToFlash

WinToFlash select merged Windows Server 2003 R2 CD1 and CD2.png

Don't check the Use my ISO..., WinToFlash will use your folder as a source.

On the page Process steps select Transfer all folders from original image

WinToFlash select merged Windows Server 2003 R2 CD1 and CD2 options.png


Click Run to start your bootable USB creation.

Windows 2003 Server R2 components installation

On the first boot point R2 installation wizard to folder $WIN_NT$.~LS on your USB drive:

WinToFlash Windows Server 2003 R2 CD2 installation way 1.png


or start the installation manually, running R2AUTO.EXE from the $WIN_NT$.~LS folder on your USB drive WinToFlash Windows Server 2003 R2 CD2 installation way 2 manually.png