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

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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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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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How to turn a program into a screensaver

I have this event in which I have several computers set up, and I want it so that they use this program as their screensaver. What I mean by this is the program will run like normal, but as a ...
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When installing Windows 2000 on Virtualbox I get a boot loop

How come when installing Windows 2000 guest on VirtualBox I get a boot loop returning me to the setup? I can't break out of it. I've tried to install multiple times. I'm using the version of ...
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how to setup wifi on windows 2000?

I heard that the configuration of the WLAN(WIFI) is special to windows XP and doesn't exist in windows 2000, is it true? Did you know a small program who make that? Excuse me for my poor english, I'm ...
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Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: \Winnt\System32\Config\Systemced

On my Panasonic Cf 27 Touchbook running Windows 2000, boot fails with the following error message: Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: \Winnt\System32\...
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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 you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...
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RDP Windows 10 to Windows 2000 blurred graphics

I have problem with connection to remote machine by RDP in windows 10. Remote machine is windows 2010 and I'm using build in client: mstsc.exe Graphics on desktop is blurred, like on screen. After ...
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Why does ODBC connection from win2k (to ASA 8) stop working after moving workstation from LAN to VPN connection?

Background of my question is, from a local network we take one workstation, and connect it again via VPN from a home office. I thought, a connection via VPN would be the same as if the computer were ...
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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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Can the Samsung SL-M2835DW be configured to work with Windows 2000?

I have a client using Windows 2000 and they'd like to get a networked SL-M2835DW working with their configuration. Is this possible?
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Windows NT after Windows 9x

Windows NT 4.0 was the last "NT"-labeled operating system, but the NT naming convention is still used - 5.0, 6.0, 10.0, etc. Mike Meyers says Windows 2000 was the first step toward changing this ...
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On Windows 2000, “The procedure entry point EncodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll”

I have IObit's Advanced SystemCare8.2 Pro installed on my old computer running Windows 2000. When I run ASC8 or any of its associated functions I get the following message when I open the program. ...
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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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How to move a software without having the installation setup?

A friend of mine asked me to propose him a way to transfer an old software which he uses in a windows 2000 machine to a new system. I can think of 2 methods: Making an image from his windows 2000 ...
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Installing windows 2000 pro from hard disk

I'm wishing to install Windows 2000 Pro on my computer from a hard disk: Source of hard drive is from a discarded Dell computer, I have product code #. Computer to be installed on: I MAC, Snow ...
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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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LDAP schema extension fails: there is no such object on the server

I'm trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication on Debian. Domain controller is Windows 2000 Server SP4 Update Rollup 1. There are no other domain controllers in this domain. ...
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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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virtualbox and a cloned HDD = BSOD! virtualbox issue

good morning super users. 3:30 am , I'm sleepy and hungry, and I need to repair an old machine running windows 2000. The power supply is fried, so I just want to boot up from the hard drive using ...
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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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Can Windows 2000 drivers be used in XP?

I have Windows 2000 USB drivers for my PSION WaveFinder DAB radio receiver but cannot find any for XP. Are Windows 2000 drivers suitable for XP? If so, how do I go about using them? EDIT: Are there ...
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Windows 2000 Inaccessible Boot Device

I am working with a machine that had its motherboard die. The machine is running Windows 2000 for legacy software. After the motherboard died I used disk2vhd to perform a physical to virtual transfer. ...
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Can only ping one way through a VM router

tl;dr I have two local networks (one a VirtualBox internal LAN) and a Win2K VM acting as a router between them. I can ping hosts from one network to the other, but not vice versa. Summary I am ...
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Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7

I dislike the Windows Explorer built in to Windows 7. Is there a way to start the classic Windows Explorer that is present on Windows 2000 (both the panel and the file manager) under Windows 7? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...