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Re-installing W2K

By Burnley ·
I want to have a 'clean' installation of W2K. This is to be installed on other machines as a skeleton whereas other software will be installed.
I was planning on doing this with a current 80GB hard drive, partitioning it 20GB and 60GB. The 20GB would be the skeleton OS and the 60GB the standard OS that I would usually do my work from. If a system becomes unstable (mine or someone elses), I would use this hard drive, booting from my system OS and copying the skeleton OS onto a blank (formatted with NTFS) hard drive.
Would this be the best way for 'clean' reinstallations?
Any advice is appreciated

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by sbaltus In reply to Re-installing W2K

Hi this will not work the way that you want it to.
first of all are you useing ghost or powerquest drive image if not you should .
If your w2k commputers are on a network you have 2 main issues. Each computer needs to have a unique SID number and name or you will have problems you need to create a sysprep image. you can go to the MS site and search for sysprep you should look at powerquest to. Also are all your computers have the same hardware specs if not you could have issues.

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by Burnley In reply to Re-installing W2K

It is now my understanding that drive image will back up my hard drive so that I can reinstall this as a clean boot to that specific system with no problems.
If I want to put this clean boot on other systems I'll have the usual hardware trials. Would there be any other hassles associated with this method?

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by igp In reply to Re-installing W2K

Win2k must be installed for every PC separatly.

You can with Partition Magic Utility copy every partion of every PC and make it hiden.

Win2k is more PnP than NT4, but it's not a stupid pinguin "Windows9x"

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by Burnley In reply to Re-installing W2K

It is now my understanding that drive image will back up my hard drive so that I can reinstall this as a clean boot to that specific system with no problems.
If I want to put this clean boot on other systems I'll have the usual hardware trials. Would there be any other hassles associated with this method?

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by jerry_davis In reply to Re-installing W2K

If you use Norton Ghost to accomplish this you can run Ghostcast server on the machine with the 20 gig skeleton and then boot up the client machine with ghost peer to peer. Then you can ghost it via partition to drive. You can then run Norton Ghostwalk and create a new SID and change the name of the PC. We use sysprep on our images to minimize time required to accomplish our imaging.

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