I'm fairly new to WinNT, but I was wondering if it was possible to reinstall NT, without losing all of my registry info, installed progs, etc?
When I used to run Win95 this was a common thing to do (don't we all know it), but i've never heard of anyone doing it for NT.
And hints, ideas, links, would be appreciated.
Reinstall NT = reinstall programs
I've never gotten it to work
Well, one thing i was hoping might work, was the "repair" option.
When I try, it keeps informing me that it has repaired something on the C: partition and it needs to be restarted.
Even after many restarts, it does this continually.
As much as I've worked with NT, I've never had the opportunity to use the repair disk. Sorry I couldn't help.
When you install NT, you have different choices:
If you choose to upgrade, it will keep your registry settings.
To be honnest with you, I never used that option. So check with someone else !!!
I've never seen an upgrade option when installing NT 4 on top of NT 4?
I'll take two... CPU's
You have to edit a install.nov file and list the upgrade option as "1"
You may have to make a .nov file, which is fairly simple but requires much NT knowledge.
Well, the reason that i ask, is that my system has been really unstable under NT lately, and I think it may have something to do with the second processor.
I'm running an Abit BP6 with 2 celery-466
I was testing the system's overclockability for about two days, and after I found where it stopped becoming stable, NT started crashing excessively, even at normal clock speeds!
On the other hand, when I use Win98, or Linux (which is SMP enabled) I don't have any problems. So, i thought that I may have corrupted some of my NT files.
Thanks for all of the help, i'll look into the install.nov method.
Sounds like something is definitely corrupted. I've found NT works better on pentiums than celerons. If you find that upgrade option, you should be okay. Although, if the repair option is not working, the upgrade may not either.
Just thought of something...
Try doing an install. Tell it to install where you did before. It should detect the existing install and give you the option to upgrade. It's been awhile since I've tried this, so I won't guarantee that it'll work.
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