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Stop reinstall of Windows NT directory

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mint, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 Aug 2010, Mint <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?


    Turn the computer off?

    Take the install disk out of the drive?

    Scold it severely and wag your finger disapprovingly?

    Make it stay home and do chores?
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Huh?

    Mint wrote:
    > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:63895f72-d67d-451c-b32e-0e7332fe9dcb@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Windows 2000 goes by default into C:/WinNT.
    Windows XP goes to C:/Windows.
    What OS do you want to install?
     
  5. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Aug 18, 5:22 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Huh?
    >
    > Mint wrote:
    > > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?


    Sorry that dir should be.

    C:/Program Files\Windows NT
     
  6. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    On 8/18/2010 6:35 PM, Mint wrote:
    > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?


    You would have to disable the installation of the components that use
    the directory. This is done in the [Components] section of the
    Unattend.txt (Answer File).

    [Components]
    accessopt=Off
    dialer=Off
    hypertrm=Off
    pinball=off


    John
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 Aug 2010, Mint <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > On Aug 18, 5:22 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> Huh?
    >>
    >> Mint wrote:
    >> > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?

    >
    > Sorry that dir should be.
    >
    > C:/Program Files\Windows NT


    Thanks for clearing that up.



    Not.
     
  8. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Aug 18, 7:20 pm, John John - MVP <audetw...@nbnot.nb.ca> wrote:
    > On 8/18/2010 6:35 PM, Mint wrote:
    >
    > > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?

    >
    > You would have to disable the installation of the components that use
    > the directory.  This is done in the [Components] section of the
    > Unattend.txt (Answer File).
    >
    > [Components]            
    >    accessopt=Off
    >    dialer=Off
    >    hypertrm=Off
    >    pinball=off
    >
    > John


    I never heard of the above, but I found the fix.

    1. Boot to Safe Mode
    2. Delete "self-healing" directories :)
    3. Create read-only files in the parent directory using same name as
    directories you deleted in Step 2

    (c) Andy
     
  9. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    On Aug 18, 7:36 pm, Nil <redno...@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:
    > On 18 Aug 2010, Mint <chocolatemint77...@yahoo.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    > > On Aug 18, 5:22 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Huh?

    >
    > >> Mint wrote:
    > >> > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?

    >
    > > Sorry that dir should be.

    >
    > > C:/Program Files\Windows NT

    >
    > Thanks for clearing that up.
    >
    > Not.


    alt.windows.beginners
     
  10. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:63895f72-d67d-451c-b32e-0e7332fe9dcb@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...

    > How do I stop Windows from re-installing the Windows NT directory?


    We may need more detail, e.g.:
    1. Is your context normal installation of the OS?
    2. What is it that you positively want to do (that involves
    something different from overwriting the NT directory)?

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     

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