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[LEGACY] Windows 2000 on modern hardware

Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by Mathuisella, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Mathuisella

    Mathuisella Member

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    Hi everyone, well I've always been a fan of win2k, the most stable, reliable and easy to use OS, yet customisable.

    anyways, is anyone out there running it on their i7 system ?

    i have 4790k
    asus ROG Hero 6 motherboard
    16G of ram
    Nvidia 780 GPU.

    hmm.
     
  2. power

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    biggest issue will be no drivers.

    Also being long past it's support window you will find it has numerous security issues.
     
  3. Iron_Horse

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    Add to that the fact that it's pointless having 16gb of RAM...
     
  4. Smokin Whale

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    What? This has to be a troll post, or you're out of your mind :tongue:

    If you want to use 2000 for legacy apps, then sure, run a virtual machine. If you want to play some old games or something, grab an old P4 box. Wanting to run a 15 year old OS directly on new hardware on the other hand, is insanity. Forget it.
     
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  5. ae00711

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    P4 or gtfo! :p :lol:
     
  6. treeplant

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    Win2k used to run very good on my p2 333 slot 1. Used to get drunk at mulgrave country club, chat up a few grannies then run home after the deed is done to play cs 1.5, even with on board video card (4mb) used to run great in lowest res.

    Win2k + p2 + mcc = for the win
     
  7. power

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    Win 2K was fantastic on my BP6. :)

    I've moved on....
     
  8. ae00711

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    I think the latest hardware which would have reliable drivers etc would be early C2D gear. Grab a high clock C2D (what was a model number? E6850?) + mobo (975?) + 4GB ram + even an intel ssd = W2K ludicrously fast
     
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    Mathuisella

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    Hmm maybe q6600 or something.
     
  10. ae00711

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    mmm.. remember - nothing back then was multi-threaded (*maybe* some server softare, but not desktop)
     
  11. FLB

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    Windows 2000 is NT based.

    Workstation supports 2 processors
    Server supports 4 processors.
     
  12. Asteroid

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    Purely hypothetical, but if XP drivers exist it can probably be made to work on 2000. I reckon it could be done on sandybridge era, maybe even later. But yeah 3gb memory limit on professional unless you try some PAE hacks.
     
  13. demiurge3141

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    Hey I still run dos on my i7 machines. grub4dos is really quite useful.
     
  14. james150

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    Just virtualize the instance with Vmware or virtualbox.
    It still has drivers and 3D support.
     
  15. sanjay

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    not sure why anyone would run windows 2000 over XP if they wanted a legacy OS?
     
  16. broccoli

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    No activation. You can peacefully install and use it without grovelling to anybody for "permission".
     
  17. power

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    those were the days.
     
  18. deepspring

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    Why not install VirtualBox or VMware Player and run Windows 2000 under that?

    Note: drivers may still be an issue.
     
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    Mathuisella

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    Got myself a Core 2 system :) going to be a media PC downstairs with the big screen and pool table :)

    and I found drivers for it all for win2k :D

    let's see how it goes over the weekend.
     
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    I didn't think of that, but i guess yeah, it's just ease of use, simple install and go with no bullshit and with no bloatware to be seen it will be a fast system :)
     

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