Installing WinNT 4.0 without boot disk

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Installing WinNT 4.0 without boot disk

Postby parthiban76 » Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:02 am

How to install WinNT server 4.0 from Win98 without using boot disk.
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:31 am

First thing you need to do is partition your hard drive into 2 sections. One for Windows 98 and one for Windows NT. Only was to do it with your existing setup (98 pre-installed) is to use something like partition magic.
Once that is complete and you have formatted the new drive. You can go to DOS Mode from Windows 98 and run the setup right off the CDROM for Windows NT.
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Postby parthiban76 » Thu Sep 26, 2002 10:43 pm

I have already tried that....but later i found that WinNT4 doesnot support FAT32.(Mine is Win98se with FAT32) It supports only NTFS & FAT.

So, i used an old 8GB HDD and partitioned with FAT and installed NT.

Anyway thanx for u r reply.
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Fri Sep 27, 2002 10:41 am

yeah that is one problem. You could have converted it back to FAT16 using Partition Magic I believe. not sure if it would have kept the data though.
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