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WINDOWS INSTALLATION OVER PARALLEL LPT PORT

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by chigga, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. chigga

    chigga Thread Starter

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    is there way to connect 2 pc's or a pc and laptop combo and install windows via one machine onto other via lan or any other external connectivity? cause that would be soo much easier to process rather than finding drivers for pcmcia cdroms and and wat not.. help!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Norton GHOST is your friend. :)

    If you GHOST an image of a disk with the Win98 directory to the laptop over the LAN, you can then install Windows from the hard disk. Of course, you'd still have to have the drivers for the hardware somewhere on the disk to install them...

    How many times are you going to install Windows on this laptop?
     
  3. chigga

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    well the problem right now is that my laptop has been formatted... so it has no OS on it.. i'm tryin to reintall an OS but the driver wouldn't let me read m PCMCIA cd rom drive which is a big hassle.. so i assumed if there was anyway to bring on to the HD of the laptop a diff source besides a cd-rom ex. through lan or wat not.. it'll make the process a whole lot easier...
     
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    Thanks AcaCandy, I think I get it. :)

    chigga, I suggest you remove the disk from the laptop, use one of the under $10 adapters to connect it to a desktop as a slave, and copy what you need to do the installation over that way.
     
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    Can you link to an adapter john. There's a few threads around here where that could help :)
     
  7. chigga

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    yeah some links would be helpful
     
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    Cruise over to Pricewatch and enter 2.5" adapter in the search field. The first three hits are the required adapter for $5 including shipping, so you can have two for the $10 I mentioned. :D
     
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    John you do that so well, can you find me a 3V - 6V adapter that I can change the little pluggy things on....I have all the pluggy things, my adapter just died ;)
     
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    Mine is the Radio Shack model, they have adapters in all sizes. Sorry it's not $5, more like $20, but they're handy to have around. :D

    Pluggy things? :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Ya, that's where I got my last one...but I thought they should be found for $10?


    What's wrong with pluggy :D
     
  12. chigga

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    i still don't understand.. why am i gettin an adapter??
     
  13. chigga

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    I GOT IT! someone should change this thread to WINDOWS INSTALLATION OVER PARALLEL LPT PORT my laptop is in the process of reviving! to mods i'm gonna start contributing to this forum.. alot of good ideas and experience from people who know wat to do.. i'm currently on 3 forums... www.howardforums.com for cellphones and www.cliesource.com for my clie... now i'd like to help out here! thanx again AcaCandy and johnwill!
     
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    So did you buy the adapter :D
     
  15. chigga

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    no i didn't... gonna reformat my desktop now and i'll be back with how i concluded my migration of files
     
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