How do I install NT Workstation 4.0?

A. The installation of NT is quite simple, and below is just a simple example of an installation of a Workstation using TCP/IP and NetBEUI connected to a Domain.

  1. Insert the first NT installation disk an boot the computer
  2. You will have to put in Disk 2 and then press Enter.
  3. You will be given a choice of options. Choose "Setup Windows NT" by pressing Enter
  4. Press Enter to Detect Hardware and you will have to insert Disk 3.
  5. When the detection is finished, if you have extra drivers to install, insert the OEM disk and press S to specify addition devices.
  6. Once all drivers have been installed read the license agreement by scrolling down using the page down key and press F8 to agree at the end.
  7. You will be shown a list of all hard disks and partitions. You can create partitions from here. Select the partition you want to install on and press enter
  8. You will be asked which file system to use. You can format FAT or NTFS. If you choose NTFS it will format it FAT and schedule a conversion later on in the installation process.
  9. Select the directory name (you can except the default of winnt) and press enter
  10. Allow the setup program to check the harddisks for errors, press enter
  11. A number of core files will be copied to the disk and then you will have to reboot the machine
  12. Once the machine has rebooted you will now be in the graphical portion of the installation procedure
  13. Click Next for the installation procedure to check the pc
  14. Next select the type of installation, in this case I select Custom
  15. You will be asked for your name and organization (this can be changed later by editing the values RegisteredOrganization and RegisterOwner from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion key). Click Next.
  16. You will be asked for the CD Key which is on the back of the NT installation CD-ROM case on the yellow sticker
  17. Enter a Computer Name and click Next
  18. Enter an Administrator password and click Next
  19. Choose if you want an Emergency Repair Disk and click Next
  20. Select the components you wish to install such as Messaging and click Next
  21. Click the Next button to start the Networking setup
  22. Select the connection type, in this case "Wired to the network" and click Next
  23. If wired to the network was chosen you will be asked for the adapter type. You can click Detect. If it fails to find the device click "Select from List" and choose. Click Next
  24. Select the protocols you wish to install, in this case TCP/IP and NetBEUI and click Next
  25. You will be shown the Network services and again click Next
  26. If you installed TCP/IP you will be asked if you want to use DHCP. DHCP is a process where TCP/IP addresses are given out as needed and can help with the administration of the network. In this example I will say No.
  27. Enter the IP address, subnet mask and gateway if applicable. Also clicking on the DNS tab will allow you to specify any DNS servers and enter you domain (e.g. Click OK
  28. Click Next for services, and then click Next to start the Network
  29. Once the Network has been started you will be asked if you are to operate in a domain or workgroup. Click the Domain choice box and enter the domain name. If the Domain Administrator has already added your computer name to the Domain (Using Server Manager) then just click Next. If not click "Create account in Domain" and you will have to enter a Domain Administrator and password.
  30. Click Finish
  31. Select your time Zone and click close
  32. The last part will detect your graphics card. If correct click OK, however if it misdetects just click Cancel and it will leave the standard VGA driver.
  33. Click Restart Computer

You now have NT Workstation installed :-).

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