A. The scenario below is for upgrade an NT Workstation 3.51 machine to a NT Workstation 4.0 machine. It is the same to upgrade a NT Server 3.51 to a NT Server 4.0, except that if you upgrade a server you will also be given the option to install IIS (Internet Information Server).
- Although it is possible to upgrade using the floppyless install, in this example we will boot off of the 3 NT installation disks (which can be made using winnt32 /ox). Insert the first NT installation disk and boot up the machine
- You will have to put in Disk 2 and then press Enter.
- You will be given a choice of options. Choose "Setup Windows NT" by pressing Enter
- Press Enter to Detect Hardware and you will have to insert Disk 3.
- When the detection is finished, if you have extra drivers to install, insert the OEM disk and press S to specify addition devices.
- Once all drivers have been installed read the license agreement by scrolling down using the page down key and press F8 to agree at the end.
- A check of the disks will run and it will detect your previous installation of NT. Press Enter to upgrade this installation.
- Allow the program to perform a quick check of the disk by pressing Enter.
- The Fonts on the system will be upgraded and files copied over.
- Remove any disks and press Enter to reboot
- Once the system has rebooted press the Next key to allow the Setup program to verify the computer information
- Enter the CD-Key that is on the back of the NT installation CD-ROM case and click Next
- Select if you want a repair disk and click Next
- Select components and click Next
- Click Next to upgrade Network Services
- Any non-standard Network components will be displayed and you will be advised to remove and add them after the installation.
- Click Finish and the main files will be copied
- Click the "Restart Computer" button
The only problem with the upgrade is it does not remove old applications that were part of 3.51, such as cardfile.exe.