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 PostPost subject: Windows 2000 Questions        Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:25 am 
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hi all

ive have a couple questions about Windows 2000:

1.is it more secure than XP?

2. is there a way i can install it on a 300GB hard disk?

thanks for the help


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I'm not sure, but I'm sure that Windows 2000 would be pretty secure if you install a good security package.

I didn't know that Windows 2000 wasn't compatible with Hard Drives as large as 300GB, however, you could try partitioning it.


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i hate having multiple partitions, but it probably wouldn't be so bad.

what im looking at is trying to increase game performance (and because 2k is my favorite OS)

and the 300GB thing i think has to do with 48-bit LBA (i think)


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and the 300GB thing i think has to do with 48-bit LBA (i think)

yes it does

i believe there is an update to fix it, but your motherboard must support 48bit LBA.(most that are 5 years old are good)


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i'm pretty sure mine does. Its a Dell Precision Workstation 650, if that means anything.


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Whats the processor?
If its a P3 or higher, I'd just stick XP on it.

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Install Windows XP. On that system you would NOT gain performance from Windows 2000

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thats recent enough, your computer should work with a 300 GB HDD
but windows 2000 doesn't et much updates now, so the sercury had gone down


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You will gain a bit more performance with XP infact, due to having SSE2 instructions in the OS (among other kernel enhancements.)

Remember: Old isint that good.


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ok i didn't know that. xp pro it is. thanks


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Also note to add, 2000 supports NTFS 5, aswell as XP, which supports "Large LBA" (the 48bit)


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I noticed that alot more buinesses/schools are using xp pro now, unlike two years ago, schools are buying computers with 2000 pro instead of xp.


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XDude wrote:
I noticed that alot more buinesses/schools are using xp pro now, unlike two years ago, schools are buying computers with 2000 pro instead of xp.


Keep in mind licensing costs. Businesses and schools /never/ use TPB, and they can most of the time easily run the apps they need on 2k.


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You need slipstream sp4, and apply the 48lba fix to it. There's versions of Gueglemeyer's USP5 that do this for you. This defeats the 137G limit.

Windows, any version, is inherently unstable. Some more so than others. Windows 2000 is generally regarded as the best of the lot, though.


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do you happen to have a link to this service pack?


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XDude wrote:
I noticed that alot more buinesses/schools are using xp pro now, unlike two years ago, schools are buying computers with 2000 pro instead of xp.


A bit offtopic, but its 1 post:

Here at ''work'' we have a few types of computers, were running windows 2000/XP dualboot, and windows 2000 was ONLY for Office 2000, now we dont give office 2000 classes anymore and all are now office 2003, so i have te reinstall all pc's (of course not all, because i use a ghost image), with only XP.

We had Restore CD for the Compaq Evo D310 and also for the HP Compaq D530.

I had to find drivers for an AcerPower PC and Compaq Evo D510.
(wich were not hard to find).

And my school (is next door, were in the same building, all computer were from them, but they have locked them down, only to boot from Network and HD, i had to wipe the BIOS to boot them from floppy, CD, but the wipe didnt wipe out the BIOS password and the school is not giving the BIOS password free, but it works so its fine), were windows 2000 computers, but they have upgraded (there trowing out the HPQ D530 and QD510 to Dell wich Core 2 Duo) and are now upgrading to XP (finally).

They give you the classic windows, but i can still be changed to XP, they havent locked that option down yet).

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According to this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305098

The SP3/4 has this included.

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I noticed that alot more buinesses/schools are using xp pro now, unlike two years ago, schools are buying computers with 2000 pro instead of xp.


Keep in mind licensing costs. Businesses and schools /never/ use TPB, and they can most of the time easily run the apps they need on 2k.

My elementary school got a bunch of P4s in ~2002, but they didn't upgrade them to Windows XP until after I had graduated.

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my high school has got vista computers running xp.

well, when i try to install it, it says x amount of free space on a 137gb hd.

when i try to format it all, it frezzes.


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Thats be cause the System Administrator has set an Domain Policy, in that policy the System Administrator can set anything to non-usable or usable (It has many options, like do not use registery or CMD.exe),
and your account that you use is also limited to not change important system files and install programs.

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im talking about installing it on my home pc

i was just commenting that my school has vista pcs running xp


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inxsfan92 wrote:
im talking about installing it on my home pc

i was just commenting that my school has vista pcs running xp

I heard that my old school got core 2 duos now, running xp :P


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exactly, same at my school


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For performance, use nLite to make a modified build of XP. It strips away any parts of the system not needed, by not installing a lot of the cruft, and disabling services en masse. What I've left is pretty much DirectX and the networking stacks. All one needs for gaming with 390MB HD and 40MB of RAM used :) You could do it yourself using nLite (http://www.nliteos.com/), but it just so happens that someone already did the work and published it under the name TinyXP.

I've always 'felt' that Windows 2000 was faster than a base XP on my system. I have absolutely no benchmarks or quantitative data to back that up, mind. Maybe it's the relative lack of RAM on my PC. Maybe it's the psychological effect of that fisher-price interface.

And your schools are all relative rich-kids :P We're on 'Vista capable' Celerons running Windows 2000 at college


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