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 PostPost subject: [TUT] How to run NT3.x/4 using more than a 2GB Partition        Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:50 pm 
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yes its true, NT4 Terminal Server & NT3.51 Server works with this trick (tested).

What you need:
NT Installation Media & Setup Boot Disks if needed.
Something that can boot into Partitionmagic [some Windows AIOs can do this using bootscripter, a fddimage and memdisk]
A machine that can run NT and has more than 2gb hdd

What to do:
1) Start NT Install as usual, be sure to choose ntfs when formatting
2) Wait until setup converts to ntfs (NT 3.51 does this after setup, NT 4 does it before GUI Setup but after Text Setup)
3) Boot into Partitionmagic and use Resize/Move Partition and use the controls to resize the part to take up the whole of the hdd (or whatever you want to be)
4) Boot into Windows, continue setup if NT 4. The trick is done

It works fine on NT4 but on NT3.x the most messed up tool is the NT Disk Administrator (only if the part is bigger than 8GB for itshows a partition bigger than 8gb on an 8gb disk)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:36 am 
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NT4 allowed you to make a 4GB FAT partition, and use it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:27 pm 
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Awsome tut thx!
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:49 am 
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great tutorial, now I just need to find a place to download nt4 beta :|


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Good Job. Windows XP is just Windows NT 3.xx with the luna theme, MSIE and directX


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Windows XP is based off of Window 2000, which would be Windows NT 5.0.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Ambig wrote:
Windows XP is based off of Window 2000, which would be Windows NT 5.0.


Windows 2000 is based of Windows NT 4.0, NT 4 is based on NT 3.51,NT 3.51 is based on NT 3.5, NT 3.5 is based on NT 3.1 and NT 3.1 is based on OS/2.

Your root is OS/2.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:06 am 
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You can actually install Windows NT operating systems in multi-boot, in any order, as long as the following are observed.

  • Between each install, the latest version of NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM are restored.
  • Windows NT 3.x is installed on a fat partition (later Windows make 3.x NFTS unreadable to 3.x)
  • NT 4 is installed, and then service pack 4 or later is applied, before rebooting into a later Windows [NTFS upgraded]


You can install vista into the mix, and make it part of the main menu, using a vista boot sector to load bootmgr.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:10 pm 
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Not a good way to do it.

The real way is to make a set of boot disks (remember to use /OX for CD boot), and then replace the original atapi.sys with the one from NT4 SP4 or higher.


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 PostPost subject: Re: [TUT] How to run NT3.x/4 using more than a 2GB Partition        Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:54 am 
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NTFS made by XP is able to boot dual XP. I got dual XP at C: and D:, c drive xp is for my parents, d drive xp is english and for me.

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