Drivers..

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Flappz
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Drivers..

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I know NT Drivers are most of the time the samy for Win 2000 and Win xp, but waht about NT4?
I was jsut wondering what drivers I should get to install on my machine?
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Post by Z98 »

Go with 2000 or XP. The focus of ROS has shifted more to 2000 and XP than NT4.
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ReactOS can run drv from nt4/win2k/xp
But we do not support all types of drv yet.
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Post by Flappz »

ok but how do i take my drivers that i have extracted witha program called double driver, and implement them into my boot / install cd?
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Post by Jaix »

Flappz wrote:ok but how do i take my drivers that i have extracted witha program called double driver, and implement them into my boot / install cd?
Too much work!
Install ReactOS
Copy all files in the c:\windows\system32\drivers to c:\reactos\system32\drivers NOT overwriting any files and then all files in the c:\window\inf folder into the c:\reactos\inf folder NOT overwriting any files.
Boot ReactOS and hopefully the pnp system will install all drivers automatically.

If the system hangs, check the debug info and delete the .sys file (driver) that causing the problem and it's corresponding .inf file (texts search the c:\reactos\inf folder for the driver name). Reboot and pray for better luck this time.

I find a dualboot system easiest to get up-n'-running.
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