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What files are needed to Install/Reinstall from Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mulderator, Jun 27, 2001.

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  1. Mulderator

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    What directories/files do I need to copy from the WinCD to my hard drive so that if I don't have the CD handy I can reinstall from Hard Drive? Is it just I386 or do I need anything else?
     
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    If you run setup from DOS use WINNT y you run it fro another partition running a 32 bit WIndows OS use WINNT32.
     
  3. Mulderator

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    Thanks juk
     
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    np

    Btw run smartdrv.exe (it can be found on the %systemdir%\system dir on a Windows 9x system)if you are installing from DOS. It will copy the files needed for installation a lot faster.

    If you are installing NT (Server or Workstation from DOS try the following command for installation Winnt /b you will not need the installation diskettes. You will need to run lock c: before running the winnt command and answer yes to the question.
     
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    No--I had installed sound card software and I couldn't get Win2000 to boot again (didn't know anything about the Advanced Options on bootup or how to repair or anything like that), so I just reinstalled it from the CD, but it would be easier from the hard drive if that happens again.
     
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