Installing Windows NT 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad R30, R31


Overall procedure


  • If you are installing Microsoft Windows NT onto a hard disk drive (HDD) whose capacity is 8GB or larger, refer to the following Web site, and copy the IDE driver (Atapi.sys) to the HDD before starting installation:

Installing Microsoft Windows NT
NOTE: If you have an external CD-ROM drive that connects under a DOS environment, you can install Windows NT in DOS.

  1. Insert the Windows NT CD into the external CD-ROM drive.
  2. Open a directory for the CD; then go to the \I386 directory.
    For example, if your CD-ROM drive letter is D, go to D:\I386
  3. At the command prompt, type WINNT and then press Enter.
    For example, D:\I386>WINNT
  4. Install Windows NT by following the instructions on the screen.
  5. Next, install Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 6A.
    After you install Windows NT, you will need to install the device drivers.

If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, you can use a network server. You can install Windows NT on multiple computers by first copying the Windows NT master source files to a shared drive on a network server. After connecting your computer to a network, such as with the DOS LAN requester, you can install the files from the network server to your computer at the DOS command prompt.

For more information, refer to the installation guide of Windows NT or Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 6A.

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