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How can I install Windows via LAN?

By GenCopy ·
My computer has an empty hard disk and has no CDROM but it is connected to peer-to-peer network. All computers use Windows 98. Can I install Windows via network and what minimum number of files I need for it in addition to files from Windows boot disk?

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How can I install Windows via LAN?

by McKayTech In reply to How can I install Windows ...

You could do it via the LAN by creating a DOS Network Boot disk, mapping a drive letter to a shared CD on one of the other workstations, and just running the install from there. Or you could use Ghost in a similar fashion.

However, you could also just grab a CD drive from another computer, connect it temporarily while you install Win98 and then put it back where you got it. Unless you already have a working DOS network boot disk, borrowing the drive usually works better and much faster.paul

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by GenCopy In reply to How can I install Windows ...
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How can I install Windows via LAN?

by Zeus who Frags In reply to How can I install Windows ...

You must have a Network Boot Disk.
Once you have it, search the network for Windows installation. I strongly suggest that you copy the installation directory of Windows on your computer, then you install it from your computer. Indeed, installing via a network would take a while ! Moreover, it is safer to read data from your local hard disk.
Bye!

"And so it begins..." (Kosh, Babylon5)

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How can I install Windows via LAN?

by Logic2 Tech In reply to How can I install Windows ...

I agree with pmwright on borrowing another cd-rom. This can be a painless process.
Unplug both computers. Open host pc(one with cdrom) It is a safe practice to touch the case of the computer to attain a common static charge so nothing happens to your components.
Remove the 2 or 3 cords paying special attention to their positions relative to the drive, the wide cable should have a stripe indicating 'pin 1' that plugs into the pin 1-and-2 side of the drive and adapter on the motherboard.
The cable with 4 wires(yel, blk, red) will usually only plug in only one way(mostly red on the inside)
Now just take the screws holding the cd-rom out(remember the other side has screws too).
Reverse the process when putting into the other computer. Start your computer with the boot disk and you're installing Win98 in no time.
Replace the CD-Rom, close both pc's, and you're all set(in this scenario).

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