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  • These options are used with the Windows XP setup WINNT32.EXE program and change the way Windows can be installed.

    /checkupgradeonly Check the existing OS for compatibility with XP (but does not install)

    /cmd:command_line Executes command after GUI mode of setup completes, but before the reboot.

    /cmdcons Show the Recovery Console option to repair a failed installation.

    /copydir:folder Creates a subdirectory named "folder" below the XP directory

    /copysource:folder Copies source files to local directory "folder"

    /debug[level][:filename] Write a debug log to filename for warning levels. Level 0=severe errors, 1=errors, 2=warnings, 3=information, 4=detailed info for debugging. Default level is 2, and default filename is winnt32.log in the default Windows directory.

    /dudisable Disable dynamic update, so only the original setup files are used.

    /makelocalsource Copy all setup and installation files to the hard disk to run the installation from the hard disk rather than the CD (if CD is having problems during install).

    /noreboot Do not automatically reboot after installation completes copying the files.

    /sStick out tongueath Specify the location of the Windows XP source files, such as a network path

    /syspart :drive_letter Copies temporary files to specified drive, make the drive active, and run from that drive.

    /tempdrive :drive_letter Drive location of temporary files

    /udf:ID[,UDF_file] Specify the settings file (uniqueness database) for use during an unattended installation

    /unattend Unattended installation. The /s option to specify the location of the source files must be used
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 3:45 AM

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  • where to write these...??/
    Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:29 AM
  • hello where to write this commands????????


    Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:48 AM

  • Wats this ??????

    Make it clear plz.z.z.z.z.z.z.z.z.z.z.z
    Wednesday, January 2, 2008 2:22 PM
  • nice ones

    keep going

    Sunday, January 20, 2008 5:14 PM
  • You can start WINNT32.EXE program from the command line. The WINNT32.EXE has the following syntax..

    winnt32 [/checkupgradeonly] [/cmd:command_line] [/cmdcons] [/copydir:{i386|ia64}\folder_name] [/copysource:folder_name] [/debug[level]:[filename]] [/dudisable] [/duprepare:pathname] [/dushare:pathname] [/emsport:{com1|com2|usebiossettings|off}] [/emsbaudrate:baudrate] [/m:folder_name] [/makelocalsource] [/noreboot] [/s:sourcepath] [/syspart:drive_letter:] [/tempdrive:drive_letter:] [/udf:id [,UDB_file]] [/unattend[num]:[answer_file]]
    You can use this program for an upgrade of supported version of Windows.......
    Tuesday, February 5, 2008 6:12 PM

    buddy y dont u elaborate...


    how , when and where to use???

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 5:42 AM
  • Hey nice list buddy... but should had given some sample uses for the newbies....

    Friday, March 21, 2008 9:29 PM
  • where to write this commands dude??????  say
    Sunday, July 18, 2010 8:10 AM