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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
- 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
- VGA or higher-resolution monitor.
- Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional).
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
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
Press any key to
start the installation of Windows 2000 Pro.
Setup is now
loading the files to install Windows 2000 Pro.
Press "F8" to
agree to the licensing agreement.
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
in the size you want or press "ENTER" to accept the
Now we see that
system has accepted the size you entered. Press "ENTER" to
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.
The system is
about to restart. You have the option here to simply press
"ENTER", to speed up the reboot process.
Click on 'Next"
Click on 'Next"
Enter your name
here and the organization. If you do not have an organization name,
simply leave it blank. Click on 'Next".
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".
Ensure that the
date and time are correct and choose the right time zone. Click on 'Next"
Leave it as
"Typical Settings". Click on 'Next"
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"
Here, we see the
system is being configured.
Windows 2000 Professional operating system is now installed.
Click on 'Finish"
Make sure that you do not press any keys once the system is restarting
this time around.
System is coming
Click on 'Next".
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"
Click on 'Finish"
Remove the check
... and click on
Here is the
first time use of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
"My Computer", and click on "Properties".
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.
Here is where
you need to do some updates. The last version of Windows 2000
service pack is version service pack 4.
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:
All that is left
is to install an office suite, and your own personal programs.