Creating Network wizard disc without a floppy drive

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Windows XP network wizard wants me to create a floppy disc to use on other
machines on my home network. Problem is I have a media card reader that
shows as four separtae drives under 'My computer' but no floppy disc drive.
The network wizard only gives me the option of creating a disc on one of the
four media card drives! I can't even browse for another (CD) drive. Help!
Without the disc I can't continue the procedure for setting up my home
network.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Mike wrote:
    > Windows XP network wizard wants me to create a floppy disc to use on
    > other machines on my home network. Problem is I have a media card
    > reader that shows as four separtae drives under 'My computer' but no
    > floppy disc drive. The network wizard only gives me the option of
    > creating a disc on one of the four media card drives! I can't even
    > browse for another (CD) drive. Help! Without the disc I can't
    > continue the procedure for setting up my home network.

    See here:
    http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Thank-you, Shenan. Here is the relevant part of the web-link you sent me -
    after I have pasted it below I have a further question about it:

    "Not all computers come with an XP CD these days. If yours didn't, you
    can write the Network Setup Wizard to a CD-R and run it on the ME
    computer. It's in this file:

    C:\Windows\System32\Netsetup.exe
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)"

    My question is, what does Steve mean by saying the setup wizard is 'IN this
    file'? Should I copy and paste the whole 'Netsetup.exe file' onto a cd, and
    will this cd then be a valid network setup disc?

    Mike

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >
    > See here:
    > http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Media card can be used instead of a floppy - or copy wizard from HD to CD.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Mike,

    Yes, you may copy netsetup.exe to a CD or an USB drive. Then run the file in
    the other systems (that don't have a floppy drive). Netsetup actually runs
    the Network Setup Wizard.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BE8F1C96-CBDA-47F4-BA6A-5CFADC780702@microsoft.com...
    > Thank-you, Shenan. Here is the relevant part of the web-link you sent
    > me -
    > after I have pasted it below I have a further question about it:
    >
    > "Not all computers come with an XP CD these days. If yours didn't, you
    > can write the Network Setup Wizard to a CD-R and run it on the ME
    > computer. It's in this file:
    >
    > C:\Windows\System32\Netsetup.exe
    > --
    > Best Wishes,
    > Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)"
    >
    > My question is, what does Steve mean by saying the setup wizard is 'IN
    > this
    > file'? Should I copy and paste the whole 'Netsetup.exe file' onto a cd,
    > and
    > will this cd then be a valid network setup disc?
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >>
    >> See here:
    >> http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Shenan Stanley
    >> MS-MVP
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I have copied netsetup.exe to a cd and used it in my lap top. However it
    says it is for certain OS, one of which is NOT windows 2000 professional, the
    system that is on the lap top that I am trying to network to my windows xp
    machine. How do I network my laptop running windows 2000 professional to my
    windows xp machine? I have tried to use 'help' on the lap top, followed the
    instructions, changed its workgroup etc, rebooted it, but all without success.

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > Mike,
    >
    > Yes, you may copy netsetup.exe to a CD or an USB drive. Then run the file in
    > the other systems (that don't have a floppy drive). Netsetup actually runs
    > the Network Setup Wizard.
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:BE8F1C96-CBDA-47F4-BA6A-5CFADC780702@microsoft.com...
    > > Thank-you, Shenan. Here is the relevant part of the web-link you sent
    > > me -
    > > after I have pasted it below I have a further question about it:
    > >
    > > "Not all computers come with an XP CD these days. If yours didn't, you
    > > can write the Network Setup Wizard to a CD-R and run it on the ME
    > > computer. It's in this file:
    > >
    > > C:\Windows\System32\Netsetup.exe
    > > --
    > > Best Wishes,
    > > Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)"
    > >
    > > My question is, what does Steve mean by saying the setup wizard is 'IN
    > > this
    > > file'? Should I copy and paste the whole 'Netsetup.exe file' onto a cd,
    > > and
    > > will this cd then be a valid network setup disc?
    > >
    > > Mike
    > >
    > > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> See here:
    > >> http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Shenan Stanley
    > >> MS-MVP
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    For Windows 2000, you may want to configure it manually:

    ICS for Win2000 - Client Setup:
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/ics_win2k_client.htm


    ICS alternatives:
    BEFSR41 - Google Search: (router)
    http://www.google.com/search?q=BEFSR41

    Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/analogx.htm

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:908BC889-95FF-4632-82A3-E09E034C5DEF@microsoft.com...
    >I have copied netsetup.exe to a cd and used it in my lap top. However it
    > says it is for certain OS, one of which is NOT windows 2000 professional,
    > the
    > system that is on the lap top that I am trying to network to my windows xp
    > machine. How do I network my laptop running windows 2000 professional to
    > my
    > windows xp machine? I have tried to use 'help' on the lap top, followed
    > the
    > instructions, changed its workgroup etc, rebooted it, but all without
    > success.
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Mike,
    >>
    >> Yes, you may copy netsetup.exe to a CD or an USB drive. Then run the file
    >> in
    >> the other systems (that don't have a floppy drive). Netsetup actually
    >> runs
    >> the Network Setup Wizard.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows XP Shell/User
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:BE8F1C96-CBDA-47F4-BA6A-5CFADC780702@microsoft.com...
    >> > Thank-you, Shenan. Here is the relevant part of the web-link you sent
    >> > me -
    >> > after I have pasted it below I have a further question about it:
    >> >
    >> > "Not all computers come with an XP CD these days. If yours didn't, you
    >> > can write the Network Setup Wizard to a CD-R and run it on the ME
    >> > computer. It's in this file:
    >> >
    >> > C:\Windows\System32\Netsetup.exe
    >> > --
    >> > Best Wishes,
    >> > Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)"
    >> >
    >> > My question is, what does Steve mean by saying the setup wizard is 'IN
    >> > this
    >> > file'? Should I copy and paste the whole 'Netsetup.exe file' onto a cd,
    >> > and
    >> > will this cd then be a valid network setup disc?
    >> >
    >> > Mike
    >> >
    >> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> See here:
    >> >> http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Shenan Stanley
    >> >> MS-MVP
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I forgot to run the Norton internet security network wizard. Although I
    haven't tried this yet, I think the firewall settings were the problem when I
    tried to network my laptop, as with the firewall off the computers could find
    each other.

    The windows XP network setup wizared appears to switch the windows xp
    firewall on but I am advised by the computer supplier to switch this off if
    the nortton one is on and that I don't need both. Any comments?

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > For Windows 2000, you may want to configure it manually:
    >
    > ICS for Win2000 - Client Setup:
    > http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/ics_win2k_client.htm
    >
    >
    > ICS alternatives:
    > BEFSR41 - Google Search: (router)
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=BEFSR41
    >
    > Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/analogx.htm
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:908BC889-95FF-4632-82A3-E09E034C5DEF@microsoft.com...
    > >I have copied netsetup.exe to a cd and used it in my lap top. However it
    > > says it is for certain OS, one of which is NOT windows 2000 professional,
    > > the
    > > system that is on the lap top that I am trying to network to my windows xp
    > > machine. How do I network my laptop running windows 2000 professional to
    > > my
    > > windows xp machine? I have tried to use 'help' on the lap top, followed
    > > the
    > > instructions, changed its workgroup etc, rebooted it, but all without
    > > success.
    > >
    > > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Mike,
    > >>
    > >> Yes, you may copy netsetup.exe to a CD or an USB drive. Then run the file
    > >> in
    > >> the other systems (that don't have a floppy drive). Netsetup actually
    > >> runs
    > >> the Network Setup Wizard.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > >> Windows XP Shell/User
    > >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:BE8F1C96-CBDA-47F4-BA6A-5CFADC780702@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Thank-you, Shenan. Here is the relevant part of the web-link you sent
    > >> > me -
    > >> > after I have pasted it below I have a further question about it:
    > >> >
    > >> > "Not all computers come with an XP CD these days. If yours didn't, you
    > >> > can write the Network Setup Wizard to a CD-R and run it on the ME
    > >> > computer. It's in this file:
    > >> >
    > >> > C:\Windows\System32\Netsetup.exe
    > >> > --
    > >> > Best Wishes,
    > >> > Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)"
    > >> >
    > >> > My question is, what does Steve mean by saying the setup wizard is 'IN
    > >> > this
    > >> > file'? Should I copy and paste the whole 'Netsetup.exe file' onto a cd,
    > >> > and
    > >> > will this cd then be a valid network setup disc?
    > >> >
    > >> > Mike
    > >> >
    > >> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> See here:
    > >> >> http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-387084Can't-make-network-setup-disk-because-I-have-no-floppy-drive.html
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >> Shenan Stanley
    > >> >> MS-MVP
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    >> nortton one is on and that I don't need both. Any comments?

    The computer supplier is correct. You don't need two firewalls at the same
    time. NIS is superior compared to Windows Firewall, in terms of it's
    features and the outbound monitoring capability. IIRC, the last part of the
    Network Setup Wizard offers the option to turn On/Off the firewall. If not,
    after running the Network Setup Wizard, you can disable Windows Firewall and
    continue using NIS.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5BD2F4A9-41EC-4B6F-944C-C00F842A2DC9@microsoft.com...
    >I forgot to run the Norton internet security network wizard. Although I
    > haven't tried this yet, I think the firewall settings were the problem
    > when I
    > tried to network my laptop, as with the firewall off the computers could
    > find
    > each other.
    >
    > The windows XP network setup wizared appears to switch the windows xp
    > firewall on but I am advised by the computer supplier to switch this off
    > if
    > the nortton one is on and that I don't need both. Any comments?
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> For Windows 2000, you may want to configure it manually:
    >>
    >> ICS for Win2000 - Client Setup:
    >> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/ics_win2k_client.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> ICS alternatives:
    >> BEFSR41 - Google Search: (router)
    >> http://www.google.com/search?q=BEFSR41
    >>
    >> Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network:
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/analogx.htm
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