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Windows install from DOS network





steveadams617
Problem: old Sony Vaio with Windows ME and forgotten password and no external floppy or CD.

The unit has a network port. I remember somewhere that you can go into safemode and choose a dos prompt and then somehow get to a network with dos and use files on a network drive to re-install windows.

Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks
Donutey
an external floppy costs about $10 shipped on ebay, might be easier just to boot off of that...
phx777
bah windows me doesent really need a password Razz just press esc Razz
steveadams617
You are right. I didn't need the password for ME.
phx777
lol, doh Razz and if you wanted to install them you could just connect it to another pc using LPT and copy the windoze files over it....
steveadams617
Connect using LPT? What is that?

Thanks
Steve
phx777
does your notebook have USB? would be better alternative then parallel port....
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