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Windows 7: Windows 2000

18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Windows 2000

While rummaging through old CDs, I found a copy of Windows 2000.

Is that program any good for virtualization or should I chuck it?

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18 Nov 2009   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
Works really FAST and its OK for virtualisation - you can run it in as little as 256MB RAM.

Note - you might find USB support a bit limited - don't expect USB 2.0 (although some XP drivers *might* work - remember you will be running on Virtual Hardware). USB 1.1 should work.

There are some service packs around - I think W2000 went as high as SP4 (at least W2000 server did).

You probably won't be able to run W2000 on a REAL machine unless you can find some SATA drivers and slipstream these into your W2000 installation - again the XP ones might work -- but as a VM you won't run into this problem.

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26 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Windows 2000 runs great on slower older hardware. I worked for an ISP in 2002/03 and my workststion was an old Celeron 333 with 128MB ram and it ran alright... But I soon took the old mail server they were throwing out and made it my desktop. It was a dual 700Mhz Xeon that had only one working cpu due to a partially fried motherboard. It only has 128MB ram left in it and ran Windows 2000 great when I turn the extra SCSI 10GB hard drive into the swap file drive.

I have installed Windows 2000 on Old Pentium 1 machines for "Web Cafe" computers and they worked great for web surfing... I think it will even run on an old 486.
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