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  • This is a little scary, so bear with me... I am a systems administrator at a location with a Novell Network using IPX (ew, i know) and found the following instructions on Microsoft's TechNet site, it involves installing the Windows XP drivers on Vista. I haven't done this yet so if it works let me know... YOU DO THIS IN YOUR OWN RISK. If you do this, take backups. Requires: MS Windows XP (SP2): 1) Create new folder named 'temp' to root of your Vista drive ( C: ). Copy the following files from XP (or expand from XP CD) installation: WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkipx.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkflt.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkfwd.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnknb.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkspx.sys WindowsSystem32rtipxmib.dll WindowsSystem32wshisn.dll WindowsSystem32nwprovau.dll (Following folder is hidden) Windowsinfnetnwlnk.inf Windowsinfnetnwlnk.pnf to C:Temp, and to corresponding Vista folders. 2) Control Panel->Network Center->Manage network connections. Right-click your LAN connection and select Properties. Click Install..., select Protocol and click Add... The NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS protocol may be listed on the Network Protocol list. DO NOT SELECT IT. Click Have Disk... Browse to C:Temp. Select netnwlnk.inf. Click OK. Select NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS from the list. Vista will tell you that the publisher could not be verified. Click Install. If all goes well, the protocol should be now installed. Restart computer.
  • I installed IPX/SPX to Vista, but I am unable to config it and I am not sure if it even works... (I dualboot with XP and Vista, so if you do not, you'll have to expand the files from XP CD.) YOU DO THIS IN YOUR OWN RISK. If you do this, take backups. Requires: MS Windows XP (SP2): 1) Create new folder named 'temp' to root of your Vista drive ( C: ). Copy the following files from XP (or expand from XP CD) installation: WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkipx.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkflt.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkfwd.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnknb.sys WindowsSystem32driversnwlnkspx.sys WindowsSystem32rtipxmib.dll WindowsSystem32wshisn.dll WindowsSystem32nwprovau.dll (Following folder is hidden) Windowsinfnetnwlnk.inf Windowsinfnetnwlnk.pnf to C:Temp, and to corresponding Vista folders. 2) Control Panel->Network Center->Manage network connections. Right-click your LAN connection and select Properties. Click Install..., select Protocol and click Add... The NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS protocol may be listed on the Network Protocol list. DO NOT SELECT IT. Click Have Disk... Browse to C:Temp. Select netnwlnk.inf. Click OK. Select NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS from the list. Vista will tell you that the publisher could not be verified. Click Install. If all goes well, the protocol should be now installed. Restart computer. If this works, tell me. If it doesn't... wait if the driver is officially released. Good luck <edit> I copied the file from Finnish XP, so the protocol name in picture is different

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