Windows 2000 is a graphical operating system by Microsoft, released on December 15, 1999.

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Encode binary file as text on Windows 2000+ using built-in tools

I have remote desktop access via Citrix to a remote server running Windows 2000. The server does not have any kind of internet access. The only way of getting data across is copying text through the ...
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Very strange Windows 2000 server rebooting issue

I have a Windows 2000 server used for voicemail on our phone system. A couple of days ago the server just started rebooting itself about every 15 minutes - no blue screen, but not exactly the same ...
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Microsoft support document with odd instructions: applying local policies to all users except administrators

I'd like to use the group policy editor to apply restrictions to all user accounts except that of the administrator on a Windows XP computer. In Windows Vista and up, this is easy to do as you're ...
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Did a Windows 2000 Standard edition exist? [closed]

I'm completing my list of Windows versions for an error logging system. It's complete from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1, I just have one memory inconsistency in my brain. When checking Wikipedia, MSDN ...
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Multi-boot / Boot Manager problem with Windows 7, Windows XP, and WIndows 2000

Apologies in advance for the long post ... but there are many pertinent details... I'm having two problems (which I suppose are inter-related) on a PC which I set up to be multi-bootable with Windows ...
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Can you RDP to a Windows 2000 Professional machine?

I have a small home network with 3 machines - a Windows 2000 machine, an XP machine, and a Vista machine. I'm using Remote Desktop to connect between them, which is working fine when connecting to ...
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Add MS-DOS boot option to Windows 2000

I've got an old laptop that is running Windows 2000 & Windows 98 in a multi-boot configuration. I need to add MS-DOS to that list of startup options. I've already added a primary partition, ...
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VMware tools installer error on Windows 2000 guest: “Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer.”

I am trying to install VMware tools on a Windows 2000 Guest machine. However, when I run the setup, I get the following error: Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer. I am using ...
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Windows still thinks profiles are mandatory even when they are not

A couple of weeks ago, we experimented with mandatory profiles for users, but due to some issues with one piece of software, we had to revert back to roaming profiles. However, even though the ntuser ...
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Where does Windows 2000 store whether the last shutdown was a restart or shutdown (switch off)?

Where does Windows 2000 store whether the last shutdown was a restart or shutdown (switch off)? Is this in the registry or somewhere else?
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windows 2000 boot entry for floppy

Is there a way to create boot entry in windows 2000 boot menu to boot from floppy disk? Problem is that, that bios is protected with password and i cannot change boot order entries. I cannot open "PC" ...
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How do I truncate or clear a file that's in use?

We have a Windows 2000 box running Apache that's running out of disk space. We can't shut down or restart Apache to clear the lock (I'm a UNIX guy, not sure what the equivelant term for Windows is) on ...
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Opening Office 2010 (.docx) file in Office 2003 on Win2K Machine with Compatibility Pack Installed

I work for an organization that has a fairly old server running some critical apps. We have a road map to move these applications to a new server, but have to support the existing one for the time ...
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Windows 2000 mrxsmb.sys issue while using network shares

At my job, we use some old FTR (ForTheRecord) Recording devices. These devices are actually Windows 2000 computers with audio recording hardware attached. These devices encountered a few issues with ...
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Win2000 SYSTEM file gone, recover Active Directory from it?

Had a Windows 2000 server, system hive was too big issue and couldn't start the machine. The SYSTEM file was overwritten by the file in the /repair folder and it is very old. Was able to get the ...
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack “The converter failed to open the file” error & “This is a pre-release version”

What issues have people encountered with older OS's (2000, XP) and olders versions of Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003) with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'? I have a couple of Windows 2000 ...
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Where to download “where.exe” tool for Windows XP?

I'm looking for a link to download where.exe tool for Windows XP. It looks like this tool should be included in Windows 2000 Resource Kit but I can't find any links to download this Resource Kit. I ...
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remote desktop mstsc with higher resolution

I've got to work on old computer during christmas and I would like to work on my new computer with Windows 7 remotely using Remote desktop protokol. Old local computer is running Windows 2000. I ...
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Downgrading from IE6 to IE5?

How do I revert back to Internet Explorer 5 on Windows 2000 Professional, if I updated it to Internet Explorer 6 via microsoft automatic updates? Before people ask why I want to do this and why am I ...
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Blue Screen at booting Windows 2000 virtual

I've an Oracle VirtualBox running on a PC The PC: Windows 7 SP1 64bit Intel G630 @ 2.7Ghz 2GB RAM I used a VHD image which contains a Windows 2000 system with some pre-configured stuff and ...
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Windows 2000 Pro repair, does not fix, cannot clean install

I have a client machine (windows 2000 Pro) that fails to start up. The startup screen appears and the loading bar reaches 100% (full) then the system reboots. Starting in safe mode does no better.. ...
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Win2K Server in VMWare (workstation) corrupts registry on shutdown?

I'm in a little bit of a pickle. I have a Win2K server VM which corrupts its SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, SAM, SECURITY, and DEFAULT registry entries every time it's shut down or restarted. I can boot into the ...
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Home wireless network by bluetooth. Looking for a windows 2000 bluetooth driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: home wireless network by bluetooth Does anyone knows where I can download a windows 2000 bluetooth driver?
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Microsoft Outlook hangs when switching input language

I have two keyboard languages, Swedish and American English. Normally, I switch language by hitting [alt]+[shift] and it works like a charm. However, suddenly Microsoft Outlook has started to hang ...
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Converting a Windows 2000 Physical Machine to a Virtual Machine

What's the best way to create a virtual machine from an old Windows 2000 machine? I found VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1 which is the last version to support Windows 2000. Are there any ...
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Trouble Accessing Internet through Wireless Router

I'm having trouble accessing the internet. I can connect to my wireless router successfully, but I can not access the actual internet. However, other computers connected to the same network can. What ...
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Best way to backup a Windows 2000 system?

I need to create a bare-metal exact copy of a Windows 2000 system. I just want to duplicate the system disk to another disk and put it on a shelf in case of emergency. Unfortunately, the current ...
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How do I replace the stupid Windows XP dog assistance search with the classic Windows 2000 search?

How do I get search in Windows XP back to the way it was in Windows 2000, in one step? What is the easiest way to do this?
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How do I find out what opened the file I try to remove on Windows 2000 Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I delete a 'locked' file? Tool to determine what has locked a file While trying to remove an empty directory on Windows 2000, I am told that I can't do ...
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Why does Google Gears only support XP/Vista? [closed]

I want to implement Google Gears in the application which I am developing. I've been using Windows 2000 for the past five years without any problems. Now for implementing Google Gears I need to ...
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Adding a Windows 7 machine to a Windows 2000 peer-to-peer network (through hub)

We have three Windows 2000 machines talking through a hub, and we are trying to upgrade so we bought a Windows 7 machine to add to the network. All of the Win2K machines can access the public ...
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Can't finish installation of application on Windows 2000?

Why do some program not complete their installation on Windows 2000? I don't get any error messages in Windows. Is there anything I can do to complete the installation?
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Windows 2000 uninstall on a dual-boot 2000/XP system

While several questions have already been answered about removing an OS from a dual-booting machine, most refer to Windows 7 vs. Linux/Vista/XP. I have Windows 2000 installed on my older hard drive ...
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How can Standard User change file associations in Windows 2000?

One of my clients is still running Win2K server with a host of Win2K workstations. And no net admin, due to the downturn of the economy over the years. I'm sort of helping out. Out of my depth, but I ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after installing Linux on same drive

History: My PC was configured with two drives: an 80G on IDE 0 Primary that was running Win2K, and a 320G on IDE 0 Secondary that was running Linux (Ubuntu). I decided to pull the 80Gb drive out of ...
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How to run virtual machines on top of Windows 7?

I have a couple of Windows 2000 Virtual machines. The virtual machine built into Windows 7 runs WinXP VMs fine, but anything previous to that...the experience is pretty crappy (for one, integration ...
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how to test whether a Windows 2000 registry hive is corrupt

I have an old system that has Windows 2000 on it (yes, I should retire it), that recently stopped booting, with the message "Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: ...
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CTN SuperStore Runtime error 75

ive been using CTN SuperStore EPOS system for many years now and i have come across my major problem with it. I am running the EPOS on Windows 2000 and when i try to start the SuperStore software i ...
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Windows 2000 - cannot connect

My client computer has windows 2000 my server computer is windows XP should they be able to communicate? My server says "waiting for client" my client says "connecting to SC25" which is the servers ...
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The procedure entry point DecodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll

I had this error when opening notepad and sometimes other software until I reinstalled Windows 2000 yesterday. It's come back after I copied a profile over. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Restore NTBackup files to Windows 7 computer

I have some NTBackup .BKF files from an old Windows 2000 computer that I'm trying to get restored into a computer running Windows 7. It appears Microsoft does not ship a tool to restore files from ...
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Windows 2000 WiFi Internet Access

I am trying to configure an old laptop to connect tothe internet via a Buffalo USB Wi-Fi adapter. Having installed allof the drivers & wi-fi management softwareI can connect to my router,and to a ...
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W2K INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE, with System Commander

I have a system that was originally had Win NT. I added System Commander (SC7) and then added W2K. The relevant partitions are: 0 - Primary - MultiFAT (Has Win NT, mapped to C:) 1 - Extended - with ...
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home wireless network by bluetooth

Does anyone know if is possible to create a home wireless network by a usb bluetooth port between two pcs? (By the way I have a windows 2000 as operative system running in one of them and windows xp ...
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How to get Grub2 to dual boot Windows 2000 and a Bart PE CD?

First, is this possible? Second, how can I install Grub2? Would it be possible to use an Ubuntu Live CD? Third, what Grub2 settings would be needed to achieve this?
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What is in c:\winnt\softwaredistribution\scanfile?

Running a couple of Windows 2000 boxes, and the above folder keeps being populated with sub folders named like a SID. What is being generated here, and is there a way to stop it?
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Cannot share files on USB drive between Windows 98 and Windows 2000

I've run into a strange situation where I can't share files between Windows 98 and Windows 2000 using a USB flash drive. Files I put on the Win98 machine can be read by that machine, but not by the ...
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Why does Automatic Updates service hang on startup with Windows 2000 Server?

I have a Windows Server 2000 machine that has a popup on startup saying that a service failed to start. In the Windows Event Log there is the following message: System Log Source: Service Control ...
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Using syslog to monitor stopped services on Win2k

I am using a central syslog server to capture event logs from Windows machines. I am specifically interested in monitoring Windows services. This works well under XP machines - each time a service ...
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Windows 2000 will be end of life on the next patch day, but will it still receive patches on that day?

I still have a few old Win9x VMs I can no longer reinstall because their update services do not longer work. So, I'd like to use WSUS Offline Update to burn a CD with all Windows 2000 updates after ...