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    How to install NetBEUI in WinXP ?

    How do I install NetBEUI protocol in Windows XP ? Can anyone help me providing all the related information about the NetBEUI protocol installation ?

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    Re: How to install NetBEUI in WinXP ?

    Usefull Information before installation :
    You can manually install the unsupported NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI) protocol on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP. The NetBEUI files must be copied manually from the Windows XP CD-ROM before NetBEUI will appear in the list of installable network protocols. Microsoft has discontinued support for the NetBEUI network protocol in Windows XP. However, it is understandable that migration to another network protocol such as TCP/IP may involve significant time in planning and testing. Therefore, if you want to migrate your system environment to Windows XP by obtaining the full, retail-released version of Windows XP, you can find the NetBEUI protocol on the Windows XP CD-ROM in the Valueadd folder.

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    Re: How to install NetBEUI in WinXP ?

    Install NetBEUI on Windows XP
    The files that you need for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys.
    To install NetBEUI, follow these steps:

    1. Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive and then locate the Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.
    2. Copy the Nbf.sys file to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers folder.
    3. Copy the Netnbf.inf file to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden folder.

      Note To make a hidden folder viewable, follow these steps:
      • Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then click OK.
      • Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
      • Under Advanced Settings, click to select Show hidden files and folders under the Hidden files and folders Folder.
      • Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then click OK.
      • Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
      • Under Advanced Settings, click to select Show hidden files and folders under the Hidden files and folders Folder.
    4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
    5. Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.
    6. On the General tab, click Install.
    7. Click Protocol, and then click Add.
    8. Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.
    9. Restart your computer if you are prompted to do this.


    The NetBEUI protocol is now installed and working.

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    Re: How to install NetBEUI in WinXP ?

    As you know, Microsoft no longer supports the NetBEUI protocol as part of WindowsXP. You can add it as an installable protocol directly from the WindowsXP CD ROM.

    The directory is located on the CD ROM in VALUEADD \ MSFT \ NET \ NETBEUI.
    Note: %SYSTEMROOT% refers to the drive and directory where you installed WindowsXP.
    Typically this is in the C:\WINDOWS directory
    > Copy the nbf.sys into the %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ directory
    > Copy netnbf.inf into the %SYSTEMROOT%\INF\ directory
    > Open the Network connection properties for your local area network and use "Install..." button to add NetBEUI protocol.

    Install NetBEUI if you absolutely need it. It is not at all a necessary requirement for most networks but it is necessary for some games and old network installments for sure.

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