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Windows 7: Virtual machine Windows NT sp3

05 Feb 2015   #11
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
So somebody gave you a vmdk file containing NT 4 sp3 to copy to your machine?
No, i have the tib file that i converted to VMDK file then , i am running the VM as the original PC has failed , so now i am running the VM, but i am not able to download the Vmware tools into the Vmware player as it needs SP6, i am trying to find a way to update to sp6, but it's not possible as the VM does not recognize the cd room ( i ahve the sp6 update in cd),
i am trying to find way to move this file ( sp6) TO THE VIRTUAL MACHINE AND RUN IT THERE


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05 Feb 2015   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

If it's a TIB file that presumably is an ACRONIS backup version.

So why don't you do this

1) Create a NEW VM with the config you want and select Install OS later. I.E at this point DON'T INSTALL the OS just define the machine configuration.

2) create a bootable ISO of ACRONIS backup / restore . Don't create a PHYSICAL CD / DVD.

3)Set your newly created VM (where you haven't installed the OS yet on it) to boot from the ISO (ACRONIS)

4) Restore the VM. The universal restore will pick up a generic CD driver.

5) now boot the VM -- should be fine.

You might need to initialize the "Virtual Disk" first after creating the VM. I.e create a partition on it. Simply then before restoring with ACRONIS download GPARTED (it's free) as an ISO - boot that in the VM and follow the instructions to create a partition AND SET IT ACTIVE.

IMO Windows NT is such a HORRIBLE system (we used to call it Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) you'd be far better off in using Windows 2000 which can do anything Windows NT does and it's got proper USB support, decent video drivers and plug'nplay so unless you really HAVE to have windows NT I'd skip it for Windows 2000 if you are trying these older systems out for learning.

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Feb 2015   #13
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

If it's a TIB file that presumably is an ACRONIS backup version.

So why don't you do this

1) Create a NEW VM with the config you want and select Install OS later. I.E at this point DON'T INSTALL the OS just define the machine configuration.

2) create a bootable ISO of ACRONIS backup / restore . Don't create a PHYSICAL CD / DVD.

3)Set your newly created VM (where you haven't installed the OS yet on it) to boot from the ISO (ACRONIS)

4) Restore the VM. The universal restore will pick up a generic CD driver.

5) now boot the VM -- should be fine.

You might need to initialize the "Virtual Disk" first after creating the VM. I.e create a partition on it. Simply then before restoring with ACRONIS download GPARTED (it's free) as an ISO - boot that in the VM and follow the instructions to create a partition AND SET IT ACTIVE.

IMO Windows NT is such a HORRIBLE system (we used to call it Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) you'd be far better off in using Windows 2000 which can do anything Windows NT does and it's got proper USB support, decent video drivers and plug'nplay so unless you really HAVE to have windows NT I'd skip it for Windows 2000 if you are trying these older systems out for learning.

Cheers
jimbo
many thanks Jimbo for the help , i will try your method
thanks
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10 Feb 2015   #14
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Excluding fond memories of tinkering/installing/setting up an OS (admittedly, I miss Windows 2000, so I understand these feelings of nostalgia), of what possible practical use would there be for any sort of VM ( or actual pc, for that matter) using Win NT 4.0?
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13 Feb 2015   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Lots of uses -- maybe interest in OS'es, History of computing or simply wanting to run legacy stuff that requires that particular OS to run on it -- although again I can't think of ANYTHING that NT runs that Windows 2000 wouldn't handle. Go for Windows 2000 - a far superior OS in every way if you want to run some Old Os'es.

Cheers
jimbo
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