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How to change NTs default Installation D

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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by Don Christner In reply to How to change NTs default ...

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

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by bdivine In reply to How to change NTs default ...

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.

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by NutsXP In reply to How to change NTs default ...

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

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