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    How to change NTs default Installation D

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    by ccs ·

    When NT 4.0 is first installed, it “remembers” the location it was installed from and uses that same location when it needs to look for a driver or protocol. Is there a way to change this default installation location to a different location?
    I have inherited an NT box who’s installer installed NT from a CD-ROM thereby asking me to “Insert CD-ROM” whenever it needs a driver/protocol. Sometimes it displays a dialog box where I can put in my own path but other times (w/ protocols) it asks for the CD-ROM and only gives me the incredibly flexible option of hitting the OK button.

    I would love to copy the i386 directory from the CD-ROM to the C: and re-direct NT to go get what it needs from there instead of having to carry around theNT CD wherever I go. Is there an INI file that I am missing? Is it possible??

    Does a similar solution exist for Win98?

    Many thanks!

    Rodney
    Network Engineer

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    • #3779114

      How to change NTs default Installation D

      by don christner ·

      In reply to How to change NTs default Installation D

      The only way that I am familar with is the “brut force” method. Go through the registry and replace the paths. Takes a little time, but works for all OSes.

      Don

    • #3779112

      How to change NTs default Installation D

      by bdivine ·

      In reply to How to change NTs default Installation D

      Easy fix.
      In the registry change.

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SourcePath

      To which ever folder you wish.

      For Example c:\i386. Then copy all of the I386 directory to that folder.

      Have a good one.

    • #3785076

      How to change NTs default Installation D

      by nutsxp ·

      In reply to How to change NTs default Installation D

      Hallo Rodney,

      Try this:
      – create a folder c:\ntsource (for example)
      – copy the i386 folder from the cd into this folder
      – then you must change registry settings at 3 points:

      1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath = “C:\ntsource”

      2.
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Installation Sources = “C:\ntsource”

      3.
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SourcePath
      = c:\ntsource\i386

    • #3754864

      How to change NTs default Installation D

      by ccs ·

      In reply to How to change NTs default Installation D

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