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Scott Allen

In the old days I could boot to DOS and run winnt.exe to kick-off a
Windows installation. I've read winnt.exe is gone for Vista, but I'm
wondering if it will still be possible to run a setup program for
Visat in DOS. I have not found an winnt.exe equivalent in Vista. I can
only get a fresh install by booting from the Vista DVD.

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Scott Allen

Apologies for all the typos. I'm up very late.



On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 01:36:05 -0400, Scott Allen
<[email protected]> wrote:

>In the old days I could boot to DOS and run winnt.exe to kick-off a
>Windows installation. I've read winnt.exe is gone for Vista, but I'm
>wondering if it will still be possible to run a setup program for
>Visat in DOS. I have not found an winnt.exe equivalent in Vista. I can
>only get a fresh install by booting from the Vista DVD.
>
>--s


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Zack Whittaker

LOL - I know the feeling. Got to bed at 4am last night...

Right, yeh Winnt.exe has gone but I believe that you can't use DOS in
Vista... not sure if I'm 100% on that one... but I'm pretty sure there were
some major reforms in terms of using DOS. Might want to wait for another
reply on this one as I'm pretty foggy about it, but winnt.exe has deffo.
gone.

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"Scott Allen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Apologies for all the typos. I'm up very late.
>
>
>
> On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 01:36:05 -0400, Scott Allen
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>In the old days I could boot to DOS and run winnt.exe to kick-off a
>>Windows installation. I've read winnt.exe is gone for Vista, but I'm
>>wondering if it will still be possible to run a setup program for
>>Visat in DOS. I have not found an winnt.exe equivalent in Vista. I can
>>only get a fresh install by booting from the Vista DVD.
>>
>>--s

>
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> Scott
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Text based setup has been replaced by WinPE - Windows Preinstallation
Environment. The only thing similarly close to DOS in Windows Vista is
probably the Command Prompt which is used to interface with MS DOS.
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"Scott Allen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In the old days I could boot to DOS and run winnt.exe to kick-off a
> Windows installation. I've read winnt.exe is gone for Vista, but I'm
> wondering if it will still be possible to run a setup program for
> Visat in DOS. I have not found an winnt.exe equivalent in Vista. I can
> only get a fresh install by booting from the Vista DVD.
>
> --s
> --
> Scott
> http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/
 

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Pierre Szwarc

I don't understand why Microsoft can't (or won't) implement a full-fledged
VDM (Virtual DOS Machine) on the NT platform. There was one in OS/2 (version
3 and later, which was full 32-bit), and it simply used the Virtual86
environment built in the 386 and later processors... Since the code (both
for DOS and VDM) belongs to MS, there's no real reason not to add it besides
(or instead of) the crippled NTVDM.
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"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
%[email protected]
| LOL - I know the feeling. Got to bed at 4am last night...
|
| Right, yeh Winnt.exe has gone but I believe that you can't use DOS in
| Vista... not sure if I'm 100% on that one... but I'm pretty sure there
were
| some major reforms in terms of using DOS. Might want to wait for another
| reply on this one as I'm pretty foggy about it, but winnt.exe has deffo.
| gone.
 

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Norman Diamond

Trying to start a Vista installation from DOS real mode doesn't mean running
DOS under Vista, it means booting DOS and trying to get a Vista installation
to start. This isn't exactly a frivolous request. Last month I had to play
this trick in order to reinstall Windows XP on a friend's machine. The BIOS
wouldn't boot a USB CD drive but would boot a USB floppy drive, the Windows
XP setup floppies would finish reading the 6th floppy and then BSOD instead
of reading the Windows XP CD, and I had to jump through a ton of hoops
before getting an installation to start.

"Pierre Szwarc" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I don't understand why Microsoft can't (or won't) implement a full-fledged
> VDM (Virtual DOS Machine) on the NT platform. There was one in OS/2
> (version
> 3 and later, which was full 32-bit), and it simply used the Virtual86
> environment built in the 386 and later processors... Since the code (both
> for DOS and VDM) belongs to MS, there's no real reason not to add it
> besides
> (or instead of) the crippled NTVDM.
> --
> Pierre Szwarc
> Paris, France
> PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
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> Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
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>
> "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> a $BqD(Brit dans le message de news:
> %[email protected]
> | LOL - I know the feeling. Got to bed at 4am last night...
> |
> | Right, yeh Winnt.exe has gone but I believe that you can't use DOS in
> | Vista... not sure if I'm 100% on that one... but I'm pretty sure there
> were
> | some major reforms in terms of using DOS. Might want to wait for another
> | reply on this one as I'm pretty foggy about it, but winnt.exe has deffo.
> | gone.
>
>
 

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Pierre Szwarc

Oh, sorry, I misunderstood. Still, the VDM request isn't frivolous either. I
have clients who're still running W95 because they have old software running
that doesn't have modern replacement.
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"Norman Diamond" <[email protected]> a ecrit dans le message de
news: [email protected]...
| Trying to start a Vista installation from DOS real mode doesn't mean
running
| DOS under Vista, it means booting DOS and trying to get a Vista
installation
| to start. This isn't exactly a frivolous request. Last month I had to
play
| this trick in order to reinstall Windows XP on a friend's machine. The
BIOS
| wouldn't boot a USB CD drive but would boot a USB floppy drive, the
Windows
| XP setup floppies would finish reading the 6th floppy and then BSOD
instead
| of reading the Windows XP CD, and I had to jump through a ton of hoops
| before getting an installation to start.
 

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Kevin Oliver

will will be kicked off from windows PE now, there is no more starting the
install from dos as the installation files are all packed into a WIM
"Scott Allen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In the old days I could boot to DOS and run winnt.exe to kick-off a
> Windows installation. I've read winnt.exe is gone for Vista, but I'm
> wondering if it will still be possible to run a setup program for
> Visat in DOS. I have not found an winnt.exe equivalent in Vista. I can
> only get a fresh install by booting from the Vista DVD.
>
> --s
> --
> Scott
> http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/
 

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