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    * Windows NT

    I personally have stayed away from Windows NT, as it's out dated and I have never used it myself. However as we are now beta testing a few things here and there. Someone has requested a Windows NT box. Before I approve such an action or even forward this to my admin. I thought I of all people should check out this OS first hand, on a personal computer. No point into placing this onto one of our servers... yet.

    So now my question. I was going to update to sp6a, but noticed there are 3 files to choice from. At a risk of sounding like a noob, which one do I need?

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5-a74399e25737

    It can't be all of them... Can it?

    Does anyone know why someone would request NT? I would think 2000 or even better, 2003 would do the job right.
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    You want the first one. Second one would just update the files that need patching, but I never use it.

    NT has a different architecture than 2000 or 2003 and some hardware drivers that worked in NT do not work in 2000/2003. Maybe a program your prospect wants was specifically written for IIS3 or IIS4.
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    Get the first one.

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    Anyone know what the 3rd file does? It seems bigger so I thought that would have everything.
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    Originally posted by CTG
    You want the first one. Second one would just update the files that need patching, but I never use it.

    NT has a different architecture than 2000 or 2003 and some hardware drivers that worked in NT do not work in 2000/2003. Maybe a program your prospect wants was specifically written for IIS3 or IIS4.
    Really?

    You'd think the newer version would have more support.
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    Yes, the third file is the "symbol" file. If run it will update various files used for debugging. It does not contain any "OS" updates and can not be used instead of the first file.
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    Originally posted by trau
    Yes, the third file is the "symbol" file. If run it will update various files used for debugging. It does not contain any "OS" updates and can not be used instead of the first file.
    Actually I think the main download file, top right hand site of page includes all of the three files mentioned below.

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    You'll have a hard time running any new hardware on windows nt.
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    Originally posted by Georgecooldude
    You'll have a hard time running any new hardware on windows nt.
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