Best New PC to install Windows 2000
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:54 AM
I have gathered some specs from an available PCmaker
Processor: Intel Pentium (Dual core)
RAM: 4GB DDR3
Intel G41 Chipset
and a 500GB HDD.
What are the necessities while installing Windows 2000 on such a machine? I'm stuck on a cruddy Lenovo which doesn't support Windows 2000, so I have to use Windows 7.
I'm not sure about the socket, but the Mobo is a Gigabyte. I'll have to check later.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:11 PM
As for software to go with it, the latest things that can work with Windows 2000 with kernel extension or unofficial update rollups are:
Microsoft Office 2007 (might not be full suite, can't remember)
Latest Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox browsers
Latest FotIt PDF reader
Windows Media Player 10 (11 will work but is slightly broken still)
Latest VLC Player
FastStone Image Viewer (If you prefer a free Windows Fax and Photo Viewer alternative with more bells and whistles)
Hopefully this list will get you started on a decent up to date machine.
This post has been edited by SearanoX: 15 December 2012 - 02:20 PM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:45 PM
My USB wireless works with Windows 2000 anyway, not a problem.
Also, is the Desktop Pentium compatible with Windows 2000? My lenovo has a laptop Pentium and it won't install Win2K unless the second core is disabled, which is pointless.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:26 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:19 AM
I think it's the problematic processor. I might get an i7 laptop along with my desktop in the future. Or an i5. I have an i5 that I can test on whether it's Win2K compatible or not.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:08 PM
I'm getting the PC today, I'll have you updated on Windows 2000 installation. It would also help if tomasz86 would see this topic.
Let's hope that it works.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:05 PM
As for applications: http://windows2000.tk/programs
Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:05 AM
Right now I use avast antivirus, and it's highly likely they will cancel Win2K support in 2013 on the latest avast program. However this does not pose a security threat as virus definition updates on the last version of Win2K avast (the ones that keep you secure) will continue for a long time.
Right now avast 4.8 is still getting definition updates and you could use it as your antivirus. Other stuff UUrollup will cover.
Well, we will prepare the Win2K box soon.
This post has been edited by AnX: 19 December 2012 - 03:09 AM
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