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Windows 2000 Install



This page will provide you a pictorial step by step procedure to install Windows 2000 Professional.  Please ensure that your hardware you are using meets the requirementsof installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.


Minimum System Requirements To Run Microsoft Windows 2000:


  • 133 MHz or more Pentium microprocessor (or equivalent). Windows 2000 Professional supports up to two processors on a single computer.
  • 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum. 32 MB of RAM is the minimum supported. 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM is the maximum.
  • A 2 GB hard disk that has 650 MB of free space. If you are installing over a network, more free hard disk space is required.
  • VGA or higher-resolution monitor.
  • Keyboard.
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional).


ADVANTAGES OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000:


  • More pleasing to the eye
  • low system requirements
  • runs well on old machines if all patches are installed
  • Faster to operate
  • Easier to Install 
  • Security implemented on

DISADVANTAGES OF USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000:


  • More easy to catch viruses and malware
  • Way unstable and crashes every so often if you do not have patches installed
  • Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010.

 Installation Procedure For Microsoft Windows 2000:



In order to install Windows 2000, you must ensure that you are able to boot from the CD and that the first device to boot is the CD/DVD drive.  You can do this by going into the BIOS and setting the config there under heading "Boot".  Some of the newer computers have "hot keys" so that upon starting your computer, you can hit one of the "F1 - F12" keys and it will provide you with a boot menu, so you could then select which device you would like to boot from.


Below are the steps to install Windows 2000 professional.  Now you too can have this operating system installed the correct way by foullowing our easy guide. Ensure that your system is able to boot from the CD.    

Press any key to start the installation of Windows 2000 Pro.




Setup is now loading the files to install Windows 2000 Pro.

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Press "ENTER".

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Press "F8" to agree to the licensing agreement.

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Here you would like to partition the hard drive.  In this example, we are using 4Gigs.  Ofcourse, your hard drive would have much more than this. Keep in mind however, the larger the disk, the larger it takes to format.  If you would  likce to create a partion, simply press "C".  If you did not see a hard drive here, it means the hard drive is missing or not connected properly.  Turn off the system and verify the connections for the hard drive.   

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 Type in the size you want or press "ENTER" to accept the default size.

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Now we see that system has accepted the size you entered.  Press "ENTER" to proceed. 

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This hard drive can now be formated with the NTFS file system.  I suggest do this as the FAT file system does not have any security options with files and folders.  Press "ENTER" to continue.

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The system is about to restart.  You have the option here to simply press "ENTER", to speed up the reboot process. 

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Click on 'Next"

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Click on 'Next"

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Enter your name here and the organization. If you do not have an organization name, simply leave it blank.  Click on 'Next".

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You can leave the computer name as is or you can change the name to whatever you want.

Here, you can also enter the administrator's password.  We also have a link that explains how to change user passwords, once the system is setup.  
Click on 'Next".

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Ensure that the date and time are correct and choose the right time zone.  Click on 'Next"



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Leave it as "Typical Settings". Click on 'Next".


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Leave it as "No..this computer...."  Here, if you have a domain setup, you can simply change the domain name from 'WORKGROUP', to your domain name.  Click on 'Next".


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Here, we see the system is being configured.  

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The Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional operating system is now installed.  Click on 'Finish".

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IMPORTANT: Make sure that you do not press any keys once the system is restarting this time around.

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System is coming up....

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Click on 'Next".


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Here again, you can enter a password here if you choose to or not.  You can also select Administrator or your name as the one who will always be logging in by default.  Click on 'Next".


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Click on 'Finish".

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Remove the check mark below....

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... and click on "Exit".

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Here is the first time use of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.  

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Right-click on "My Computer", and click on "Properties". 

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Here, you will see the version and build of Windows 2000.  You will also see the service pack here as well as the your CPU and the amout of memory installed.



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Here is where you need to do some updates.  The last version of Windows 2000 service pack is version service pack 4.  


Once everything is completed, (all system drivers are installed and windows updates are there, Internet Explorer 6.0 is installed, and antivirus installed and updated) , your system should look like this:



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All that is left is to install an office suite, and your own personal programs.  Enjoy!