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Microsoft KB Archive/247007

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Unattended Installation of Windows 2000 Setup Stops When Winnt Folder Detected

Article ID: 247007

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q247007


During an unattended installation of Microsoft Windows 2000.3 Professional, the following message appears:

The folder \winnt exists and may contain a Windows Installation. If you continue the existing Windows installation will be overwritten. To use this folder and delete the existing Windows Installation press L. To select another folder press ...

This request appears in spite of your specifying 'Unattendmode = FullUnattended' in the unattended text file. When you press L, Setup continues and completes.


This behavior occurs when your computer has an existing Winnt folder.


This behavior is by design.

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