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Setup or WINNT for NT/2000/XP install

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

    Setup.exe is the program to start an installation/upgrade from Windows 9x/Me. But can you use WINNT OR WINNT32 for a clean installation of Windows NT/2000/XP or do you also call on the Windows NT/2000/XP SETUP program?

    Professor Falken
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia Network +
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    From memory,

    setup.exe is the command to start the install or when you have copied the cab files from the CD-ROM to the hard drive to install (98- quicker method).

    winnt would start the install process from a 16 Bit environment i.e network install. (XP)

    winnt32 would start the install from a 32 Bit environment, ie upgrade process or re-install from the Windows desktop. (XP)

    Hope this helps.

    Si (off to find out more information for you)
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

    It helps but isnt there a setup.exe on the Windows 2000/XP disk?
    Isnt this file for used for a clean install of Windows 2000/XP?
    Isnt WINNT / WINNT32 only for ugrade scenarios?

    I need to get this clear

    Professor Falken
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia Network +
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I honestly don't mean to be rude, but after reading your posts, you *really* need to learn to make use of the best tool a tech can have: Google. A tech who is not self-reliant will *not* make it far in an IT career, I can promise you that.

    The very first hit I get on Google for "setup.exe" winnt winnt32 is this one. Didn't even have to dig for it.

    Hope this helps, and that you do not take my advice the wrong way. I wish you the best of luck in your studies!
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  5. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Hey - don't think thats rude Michael

    This is what you usually get on most forums:



    Seriously though prof - he's right. Google is the best tool ever invented for technical information, and 15 seconds of work on there can save you an hour waiting for someone to post the information you need as a reply to a forum post
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em

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