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 PostPost subject: How much memory can Windows NT cope with?        Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:49 am 
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I've been wondering this for a while. What I'd like to do is get a machine with as much memory and HDD as possible, and then stick NT 4 on it, because it's fast and secure and doesn't actually suck. I've got it working on 128M on VPC, and it's pretty fast with that (so it should be bl**dy fast on a real machine, right?).

I was thinking of using it as my main Windows setup (or something like that, perhaps), so that I can take all the drek of my desktop and put it back to the use I intended - to play media and play with OSes on VPC when I've got nothing better to do)

Another thing I'm wondering about - does Windows NT 4 support USB flashdisks?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:44 am 
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My uncles work runs it on a Celeron 700mhz with 256MB RAM (as a backup machine) and it works fine...

And flash drives (in fact all USB support) will only work once you install the nt4 usb patch - http://files.oldos.org/files/updates/winntusb.exe


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:14 pm 
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NT runs semi-nicely on a 486 MB machine with 20 MB ram. One might suggest 16 MB is the order of the day.

On the other hand, most modern windows NT have a memory allocation that goes up to 3 GB, of which NT is no exception. I ran NT 4 on a 1GB core celeron quite nicely, and 3.51 runs with 192 MB (my #2 frame) without the need for third-party memory management. 2GB is the usual limit without fancy switches in boot.ini.

USB is by third party support. PNP drivers are on the cdrom, but not installed. You need to do this.


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When i installed NT 4.0 Enterprise Server, you have to restart the computer after setup to take more then 256MB (setup is limited to 256MB) and expandible to 4TB (Yes 4 terrabyte)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:13 pm 
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OK, thanks. I've now got to think of where I'm going to get a relatively new (about 256MB RAM, 20GB HD and hopefully an Ethernet slot) laptop, cheap.

Anyone got such a thing they'd be willing to part with :)?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:28 pm 
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NT4 Workstation and Server are able to address at least 4 GB of RAM, and I believe the Enterprise Server can cope with much more.


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