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 PostPost subject: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?        Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm 
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Title says it all.
Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?        Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:41 pm 
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It's being used on my Intel Atom N270-based netbook, where it runs very smoothly. But I've been quite lazy and I still have to install most of the drivers, since the official ones throw some annoying error because I'm not using Windows XP. I just have the audio and video drivers installed and I still haven't connected it to the Internet. By the way, if I'm not wrong, since Windows 2000 was quickly superseded by Windows XP, it's not used that much nowadays, but I'm quite sure that there might be a decent number of machines that still run Windows 2000 Server. At least that's what I read after a quick search on Google, some guy said that he still has servers running Windows 2000, and he still considers it a robust OS, still while complaining the lack of software support.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?        Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:05 pm 
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I'm sure that some enterprise applications involve win2k to this day in networks that don't see much outside contact, if at all.

I haven't seen Windows 2000 outside of my care in about 7 years. Before 2009 it was pretty common to see it running in businesses around here.

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My dad recently told me that he found 1 computer was running 2000 for the company he works at. I think it mostly just displays images on a monitor(s), so probably just didn't have any reason to upgrade it.

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I am not quite sure what's the point of creating such topics for every vintage Windows version just to say you have it installed in a virtual machine or an old gaming rig you use twice a year, other than to bump your post count. Don't want to backseat moderate, but I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to merge all such topics into a single "where are vintage Windows versions still being used?" topic.

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It's still being used in uptime-sensitive equipment that was specifically designed to run it and doesn't need the extra security or compatibility; examples include controllers for CNC mills, centrifuges, assembly equipment, embedded into MRI scanners, etc. I've also seen it on internal company servers that don't need an internet connection.

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Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

I'd think compatibility would be an issue on a 20 year old OS. Linux or Windows 7/8 lack a lot of 10's bloat, but can still get actual work done.


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It's still being used in uptime-sensitive equipment that was specifically designed to run it and doesn't need the extra security or compatibility; examples include controllers for CNC mills, centrifuges, assembly equipment, embedded into MRI scanners, etc. I've also seen it on internal company servers that don't need an internet connection.

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Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

I'd think compatibility would be an issue on a 20 year old OS. Linux or Windows 7/8 lack a lot of 10's bloat, but can still get actual work done.

Nope, it supports most programs that I need.

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Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

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Upgrade your RAM and get a SSD, you will get super fast boot!

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Nope, it supports most programs that I need.

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I remember in roughly 2011 one computer in my school was still using 2000. It was upgraded to XP and then 7.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Where is Windows 2000 still being used?        Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:33 am 
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YueLing11 wrote:
Upgrade your RAM and get a SSD, you will get super fast boot!
You said this like 20 times before and you only need to say it once.

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Not trying to backseat but I would agree with AlphaBeta to merge all those topics together and maybe move it to off-topic since it wasn't anything even related the technical stuff we want.


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Almost none. Who would use an very outdated OS?

Most people use outdated operating systems in virtual machines, but they can also use it on actual hardware, just not as their main OS :P

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It's still being used in uptime-sensitive equipment that was specifically designed to run it and doesn't need the extra security or compatibility; examples include controllers for CNC mills, centrifuges, assembly equipment, embedded into MRI scanners, etc. I've also seen it on internal company servers that don't need an internet connection.

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Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

I'd think compatibility would be an issue on a 20 year old OS. Linux or Windows 7/8 lack a lot of 10's bloat, but can still get actual work done.

Nope, it supports most programs that I need.


I'm guessing an internet browser is not one of them.

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Most people use outdated operating systems in virtual machines, but they can also use it on actual hardware, just not as their main OS :P

We all already know enthusiasts play with old software, I thought the point of these topics is to discuss any non-enthusiasts using old software and why.
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I am not quite sure what's the point of creating such topics for every vintage Windows version just to say you have it installed in a virtual machine or an old gaming rig you use twice a year, other than to bump your post count. Don't want to backseat moderate, but I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to merge all such topics into a single "where are vintage Windows versions still being used?" topic.

Some threads can turn into a discussion of the software itself, which might make a general thread a little cluttered. But I guess that’s still less clutter and more accessible than having a separate thread for everything.


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JimOlive wrote:
MCpillager12 wrote:
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It's still being used in uptime-sensitive equipment that was specifically designed to run it and doesn't need the extra security or compatibility; examples include controllers for CNC mills, centrifuges, assembly equipment, embedded into MRI scanners, etc. I've also seen it on internal company servers that don't need an internet connection.

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Its being used on my desktop, because of Win10's slowness.

I'd think compatibility would be an issue on a 20 year old OS. Linux or Windows 7/8 lack a lot of 10's bloat, but can still get actual work done.

Nope, it supports most programs that I need.


I'm guessing an internet browser is not one of them.

It is. Using New Moon 28, SeaMonkey 2.49.4, Firefox 53.0.3(portable version which can be obtained by unzipping the core folder in the installer) and Opera 11.64.

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Upgrade your RAM and get a SSD, you will get super fast boot!

4gb is maximum ram, which is barely enogh for win10 to run properly. Also, i have better things to do than buying an ssd.

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MCpillager12 wrote:
YueLing11 wrote:
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Upgrade your RAM and get a SSD, you will get super fast boot!

4gb is maximum ram, which is barely enogh for win10 to run properly. Also, i have better things to do than buying an ssd.

Windows 10 can work perfect in 1GB RAM


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Vova23 wrote:
MCpillager12 wrote:
4gb is maximum ram, which is barely enogh for win10 to run properly. Also, i have better things to do than buying an ssd.

Windows 10 can work perfect in 1GB RAM

You must have a really high threshold if Windows 10 on 1gb doesn't make you feel physically painful. Have you ever actually tried it?

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But it's time to upgrade to an SSD! https://www.howtogeek.com/194750/its-ti ... right-now/

There aren't very many good reasons for 10 to be as slow as it is. I've even seen 7 on a disk outperform 10 on an ssd. There are plenty of other platforms that are just as if not more capable and won't murder your hard drive.

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It is. Using New Moon 28, SeaMonkey 2.49.4, Firefox 53.0.3(portable version which can be obtained by unzipping the core folder in the installer) and Opera 11.64.

It's really cool that you can make it work! Especially when most of us don't have the time or patience to figure all this out and troubleshoot issues as they come up.


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Vova23 wrote:
MCpillager12 wrote:
4gb is maximum ram, which is barely enogh for win10 to run properly. Also, i have better things to do than buying an ssd.

Windows 10 can work perfect in 1GB RAM

You must have a really high threshold if Windows 10 on 1gb doesn't make you feel physically painful. Have you ever actually tried it?



Yes. I install Win10 1607 in DELL Vostro a840 and it run better than WinXP


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But it's time to upgrade to an SSD! https://www.howtogeek.com/194750/its-ti ... right-now/

i have 7 on intel atom 1.83ghz with hdd (not ssd) and it performs much faster than win10 on this pentium dc 2.60ghz.
win2k on this inspiron takes about 45-50 seconds to boot, but when booted, it runs quite fast, without any lag.

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Most people use outdated operating systems in virtual machines, but they can also use it on actual hardware, just not as their main OS :P

We all already know enthusiasts play with old software, I thought the point of these topics is to discuss any non-enthusiasts using old software and why.

I know that. It's actually kinda fun to discuss where outdated operating systems or software may be used these days. And you are right about the purpose of these threads.

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YueLing11 wrote:
Almost none. Who would use an very outdated OS?

Some ATMs still use NT4.

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I hate double posting, cant seem to find the edit button :x

Anyways, can a mod delete or lock this topic?

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I hate double posting, cant seem to find the edit button :x

The edit button is on the top right of your posts, between the "quote" and "delete" buttons. You'll see it there.

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Anyways, can a mod delete or lock this topic?

Why would you request something like that? I apologize for backseating, but if you know things will go out of hand in these kind of threads, then don't post them in the first place.

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