Welcome to Microsoft's Windows NT Parallel Install step by step
using the CD as a bootable media. This will give you an idea on how to do this
when and if the time arises for you to either reinstall the operating system,
install for the first time or upgrade your present operating system.
Well for this I will show you the Parallel install for
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. Now follow the following steps.
Insert your Windows NT 4.0 CD.
Set the first boot device to CD-Rom in your Bios,
save and exit
Let system boot up.
- .Windows NT will now detect your hardware
When prompted insert NT setup disk 2 and hit enter.
Now the "Welcome to Setup" menu will appear, press "ENTER" to start repair.
The next menu will appear stating it found your previous install, to do a
parallel install press "N".
You will be now prompted to search for mass storage devices (CD-Rom in most
cases), press enter to continue or "S" if you have a SCSI device.
Now insert disk 3 of your Win NT Workstation setup.
Windows has found a CD-Rom. Press enter to continue. If you have
SCSI devices you will have to hit "S" to specify.
Now the NT License agreement, Click on page down until you get
to the bottom
The standard setting that NT now picks should be ok, make
changes if needed else hit "ENTER" to continue
Win NT has now detected your hard drive. Don't delete a
partition, just install NT again in the same one as last time, alternatively you
could create a new partition, if space is available or install into one you may
have created earlier.
You will now be asked if you want to format, select "Leave
the current system intact" which is the default, and hit enter.
Now this is important, you will be asked where to install
Windows NT, "WINNT" is default, you will have to change this to
another name, "WINNT2" is usually what most people choose, of course
you can use any name you want.
The next page will now appear, we advise that you let setup run the tests,
hit "ENTER" to continue.
Be patient while it examines your system.
Setup will then copy files
Part of setup is now complete. You will now remove any
floppy disks or CD's in the drives and hit "ENTER" to reboot your
Hit enter to continue from the startup menu.
You will now be prompted for the NT CD again, please insert
and when drive is ready click "OK"
NT will copy more files....
Then when the "Windows NT Setup" screen appears
click "NEXT" to continue....
Now your setup options, for normal users select typical and
for laptop users select portable, then click next
Now fill in your name and organization, click on next to
Now enter your certificate of Authenticity, click enter to
Now your OEM number which is your CERTIFICATE of
AUTHENTICITY which located on your Windows NT manual.
And now enter the name by which you wish the computer to be
known, click on enter to continue...
And now the all important Admin password, enter it and then
enter it again to confirm it, make sure you don't forget it or you'll not
get into windows. Or you could leave it blank, then you will not need it for
Click next to continue.
Windows NT will now prompt you to make Emergency
Repair Disk. It is up to you if you wish to create these, make your
selection and click next.
Leave the "NT Components" at default, click next
Now NT Network, click next to continue...
The "NT Network" menu shall appear, we recommend
you select "do not connect" option and hit next, you are
best setting up networks when NT is installed.
Now Click on finish to continue
Now select your time zone, click apply and close when
Now your display adapter, don't install until you get into
windows, so click on "OK" and then "OK" again.
NT will then continue to copy files and finally completed,
click on "RESTART COMPUTER" to continue, remove any CD and floppy
After rebooting you will arrive at the login screen, press
"CTRL" and "ALT" and "DELETE" to enter
Now enter your password and press "ENTER", if you
didn't set one just press "ENTER"
At last the desktop.... NT Installed, you can now start
configuring and installing drivers for personal use in the control
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