NT 4.0 Option Pack

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January 17, 2009 at 06:58:32
Specs: Windows NT, N/A

Can anyone tell me where I can find an original download of the NT 4.0 Option Pack, the one that had included Personal Web Server (PWS) for Windows 95?

Many thanks,


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January 17, 2009 at 08:12:23
A google for it (nt4 option pack - or using nt4 option pack download) will bring up quite a lot about it - how to use etc; and here and there a download source...?




is via a series of links from one hit that takes you to a possible download (at M$).

Google/yahoo/dogpile etc. are really useful to know about and use at times like these?

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January 17, 2009 at 11:29:35
Hi Trvlr,

Thanks for your response. I can see that, at first glance, my query appears very simple and it is difficult to resist sounding patronising in those circumstances.

The irony is that none of those links you kindly posted has what I'm looking for. Microsoft no longer offers the original option pack for download and there was no option pack available on the other site you mentioned. Nor could I find it anywhere else on the web after searching on google, download.com and others for over an hour.

I would be happy to concede how easy it is find what you want on the web once someone posts a link to the aforementioned file.

Thanks again,


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January 17, 2009 at 11:46:36
mmm... wasn't meant to be patronising - rather more a slightly wry/dry humour (Anglo-style..); they do have a way with it at times...

Still re' the M$-site; it appears to offer a whole slew of cab-files which I presumed to be the actual package in bits? Is this not so?

Was it (or at least whatever it is you're looking for) ever part of the Resource kit by chance? If so... I have that kit "in toto" and it may be possible to send you the required files etc. one way or t'other?

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January 17, 2009 at 12:55:14
Not being one who gives up readily in the search for gold and hidden/ancient treasures...

This little article seems to suggest it was part of the '98 (full version?) CD? If so have you got one of those by chance as described in the item below?


Later digging confirms it's in the add-ons folder...?

Also I "may" still have full copy of IIS - which doth appear (from the above info) to include pws...? Again it may thus allow a copy over to your one way or t'other? also may (almost certainly will) have a full '98 CD...

Also there are those who seem to suggest that XP-Pro has it in a usable form (pws being tagged/labeled there again as IIS)...?

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January 17, 2009 at 14:12:57
Hi Trlvr,

Kind of you to do so much digging on my behalf.

As I understand it, IIS superseded PWS though it may have coexisted for some time around Win 98 & Win 2000. Ultimately, I want a home server where I can use ASP. However, I only have XP and Win 95. Since XP has no IIS that leaves getting PWS onto Win 95. IIS will work in XP Pro but I would need to buy the upgrade for that. I'm intrigued about getting PWS working in Win 95 because it is obviously possible and would be a free and legal option for me.

Thanks again for having a look,


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January 17, 2009 at 15:48:20
I have to hand a '98SE upgrade CD; and it's on that disk... Private me with an email address and maybe we can work out how to get you a copy of it? Possibly email it (big attachment....) or I can send you a CD?

What part of the current universe are you in; hopefully not the planet Zogg as the mail out there is a little tardy...

Folder on the '98 CD is about 27Megs... Not impossible to attach - if our respective email servers can allow; failing which then a cd?

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June 25, 2011 at 20:00:10
I have a copy of the WinNT 4.0 Option Pack on my FTP server. Sadly, my ftp isn't up at this time. PM me and I can give you info.

If God is phone, then who is door?

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May 7, 2012 at 02:25:37
Sorry to bring this post back from the dead, but for archival purposes and visitors browsing this 3-year-old thread years down the road in the future:

The Microsoft link to NT 4.0 Option Pack in reply number 1 has been taken offline (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=05c301d2-51f6-4cc1-b750-02f3c3141a71&displaylang=en).

However, the archived link from 2005 is available. Once the page loads, simply download each of the links (scroll down past the description).


(NOTE: if the archive keeps reloading itself, click the blue "Impatient?" link on the right side of the page to go straight to the download)


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