Questions tagged [windows-2000]

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

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Automatically update all inbox counts when opening Outlook

This seems like a fairly basic thing to do, but for some reason, it's not. In Outlook 2010 on Windows XP, I had problems getting inbox counts for all accounts that were not the primary account to ...
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How to manually associate product key with Office 2007?

With some difficulties, I've been able to install Office 2007 onto Windows 2000. After patching the environment variable to fool Office into thinking it was running on Windows XP, the annoying ...
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VLC File Reading Error: How to play mkv files?

I have VLC on Windows 2000 and it generally has no problem playing audio. It can play a lot of video formats, too - for instance, I can play .avi files just fine. However, I have a good number of .mkv ...
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Disable Internet Security Warning when opening Outlook

Every time I open Outlook, I am greeted with the following dialog: To add insult to injury, it doesn't pop up once, but twice for every single email account I have connected to Outlook, and with ...
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Windows 2000 Cloned HDD Won't Boot

I have a weird old issue. I have an IDE HDD that is on the point of failure the in access control computer in my building. It is running Windows 2000. I went ahead and cloned (using Macrium) the IDE ...
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Audio issue with Windows me and Windows 2000 guests in VBOX

I'm running two VMs on Virtualbox. Windows ME, and Windows 2000 (2k from now on.) They both have an audio problem. All audio played is extremely choppy. Both VMs have 1024 MB Ram, 64 MB VRam, 4GB HD, ...
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Windows 2000 on Compaq Presario says no audio devices are installed

I was given a very old Compaq Presario laptop (Model M2000) and asked to make it usable. It had Windows XP and a lot of viruses; the audio was horrible, with too much noise in output. I had a ...
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Windows 2000 can't connect to Samba 4.5 share: System error 1326

There is a Windows 2000 Professional based VM that wants to map a network drive. The network share is being served from a Linux machine that has Samba 4.5 installed and configured. Although access ...
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Can you make Windows 2000 compatible with newer pragrams? [closed]

Is it possible to update Win2k with newer files to make newer programs run on it or would that cause mayhem in the system?
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An old Windows 2000 system needs SMBv1 in SAMBA - how do I enable it?

Apparently, SAMBA no longer wants to support SMBv1, leaving an old Windows 2000 machine in our shop unable to connect. I tried adding "min protocol = NT1"to smb.conf, but this has not helped. Is the ...
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how can I shutdown my system from the console with a command?

how can I shutdown my system from the console with a command? I am new to programming console :/ I already tried: windows.exit windows.norun windows shauwtdownnow
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Windows 2000 HDD to SSD migration – inaccessible boot device during normal boot but not safe mode

I have a reasonable amount of experience with these kinds of issues, but this one is just a little weird. I'm trying to keep a legacy computer going that's attached to a piece of equipment that my ...
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Can't mount CIFS share but can navigate it

I have been given access to a network share on a Windows 2000 server, which I need to access from a CentOs 7 machine. I have created the credentials file: username=MYUSER password=MYPASS domain=...
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Windows 2000 Groups

Which default group is created on Windows 2000 domain controllers to allow members to administer domain controllers, but does not allow members to administer user and group accounts? is it : Server ...
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windows - did ctrl+i invert selection in a folder?

In previous versions of Windows, was Ctrl+i ever a default shortcut key for inverting file selection in folders and on desktop? I believe that it may have been present in Windows 2000 and earlier ...
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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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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\Config\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 VMware ...
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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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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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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 software ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 that, ...
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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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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 ...