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By falguni_karan ·
I want to install Windows NT as a Operating System in my PC. I don’t want to keep any other Operating System in my PC. So my question is that can I install Windows NT without installing any previous version of windows OS? If I can, Can you give me any information regarding any free available burning software by which I can make a bootable Windows NT CD.

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by Mehul Bhai In reply to Regarding Windows NT

Windows NT installation CD is by itself bootable, if you have genuine licensed version, hence you need not install any other previous OS. But why are you installing Windows NT. You will not get any support from Microsoft if you have any problem as they have stopped support of the same. They not releasing patches for any new vulnerabilities discovered, hence your system will vulnerable to attacks. Go for either Windows 2000, XP or 2003 which are still supported.
Best of Luck

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Regarding Windows NT

you will be installing nt beginning by floppy then progressing to the installation cd. are you asking how to install nt if you have no floppy drive?
to try to answer your questions:
1. if your nt is an upgrade, you don't need to have the upgradable version installed on your hard drive but you will need to produce a windows 98 installation cd for example, to 'show' proof of ownership to the setup program
2. most cd burning software has a way to make a bootable cd. it makes a cd that the system thinks is a floppy. i don't know of a free utility for doing this...

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by gprinsloo In reply to Regarding Windows NT

Your machine must be able to read a bootable cd. (Your NT installation) this explains that aspect.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q167685/

Alternativly you can have a standard dos partion, boot to it load your cdrom driver to access the cd drive in dos.

Then on the cd drive in the I386 directory you install with the WINNT.EXE (For dos) or the WINNT32.EXE (For windows)

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