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Windows 7: Virtual machine Windows NT sp3

03 Feb 2015   #1
nuflia

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Virtual machine Windows NT sp3

I have windows nt sp3 running as virtual machine, i want to download VMware tools, but it says , it is not possible, at least i should have windows nt sp6
i tried update the windows nt, i copied the update sp6 on cd but i am not able to open the cd from the virtual machine , also us not recognized , i already attached usb to the virtual machine and it shows on the vmplayer tools but i can not find it any where on the windows nt virtual machine.
why i am not able to access CD room from guest, sharing folders not working between guest and host..
i really need a way of upgrading sp3 to sp6 to be able to download vmware tools
any help appreciated


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03 Feb 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You probably mean Windows NT 4. This link shows SP6a available:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/246009/en-us

Note: all versions of Windows from version 2000 on are based upon NT. New Technology or Next Technology
There were 2 versions of Windows NT 4, Workstation and Server. I never used Server but still have a copy of the software for Workstation.
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04 Feb 2015   #3
nuflia

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

Hi Berton,
many thanks for the reply,
the problem is not the sp6 , i have downloaded t alreday,
i have virtual machine runingin vmware player , i need to install vmware tools , it says i should have sp6 , the problem i can not install the sp6 as there is no way i can access windows nt , cd room is not recognized from the windows nt virtual machine ,
is there any way i can access the virtual machine and install the update
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04 Feb 2015   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Are you saying you can't access the physical CD in the optical drive? Did you download sp6 as an ISO or is it an executable? If it's an ISO then you can simply point the virtual CD drive at the ISO, if it's an executable then you simply need to run it. There shouldn't be any need for a physical CD.
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04 Feb 2015   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

As I recall WinNT 4 one has to install a CD driver to gain access to the disc. That was not always needed in Win2000 and later due to more things being included in the install. Same for USB which would preclude copying the contents of the CD to a USB Thumb/Flash drive.
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04 Feb 2015   #6
nuflia

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Are you saying you can't access the physical CD in the optical drive? Did you download sp6 as an ISO or is it an executable? If it's an ISO then you can simply point the virtual CD drive at the ISO, if it's an executable then you simply need to run it. There shouldn't be any need for a physical CD.
thanks for the reply,
the problem is that i can not access the CD drive from virtual machine , when i insert cd that contains SP6 , and try to open the cd it always says access denied, if there is a driver for cd to function on windows nt, how can i install it, i have no means to access any thing out the virtual machine
the virtual machine Windows workstation nt sp3 runs on Vmware player...
thanks
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04 Feb 2015   #7
nuflia

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Are you saying you can't access the physical CD in the optical drive? Did you download sp6 as an ISO or is it an executable? If it's an ISO then you can simply point the virtual CD drive at the ISO, if it's an executable then you simply need to run it. There shouldn't be any need for a physical CD.
many thanks for the reply,
the problem is not the sp6 , i have downloaded t alreday,
i have virtual machine runingin vmware player , i need to install vmware tools , it says i should have sp6 , the problem i can not install the sp6 as there is no way i can access windows nt , cd room is not recognized from the windows nt virtual machine ,
is there any way i can access the virtual machine and install the update
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04 Feb 2015   #8
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

How were you able to install NT 4 on the VM in the first place? You either needed to access a physical CD then or an ISO. Use the same method to install the service pack.
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04 Feb 2015   #9
nuflia

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
How were you able to install NT 4 on the VM in the first place? You either needed to access a physical CD then or an ISO. Use the same method to install the service pack.
i am not sure what you mean, i used Vmware player to install NT as virtual machine using the vmdk file,
i do not really know how to install the sp3 using the VmWare player ...
i used VMware® Player , 4.0.6 build-1035888 to run Windows NT 4 sp3
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04 Feb 2015   #10
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

So somebody gave you a vmdk file containing NT 4 sp3 to copy to your machine?
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