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Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Platform : Windows 2000
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Product Description

Delivers reliability and improved manageability that simplify desktop management. Features: integrated Web capabilities and support for mobile computer and hardware devices.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B0006HMWO4
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 7, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By bmwmich on December 6, 2012
When set up properly, Windows 2000 is STILL the best OS Microsoft ever created. However, installation and initial setup is NOT for the average user as a high level of computer savvy will be required to set it up, and if you have newer hardware, it could take a considerable amount of effort to find drivers. Some of what you have to install/configure includes the following:
-DirectX 9
-Firefox v12 - the final version of Firefox compatible with Windows 2000
-Flash Player v10 (unsure if v11 is compatible, haven't tried)
-Adobe Acrobat reader (I use v7)
-some unzip utility (I use TomCom Unzip)
-java
-.net Framework
-VLC media player,
-SP 4 and final security rollup
-Changing anything that is in PIO mode to DMA
-Some Office suite (I still use Works 2000, but Office 2003 and Open Office work fine)

Once you do those things and install whatever other utilities you need (there's TONS of free ones out there that work great), Windows 2000 will be the most stable, fastest, and in my experience secure (I've used my system daily, internet daily, without any anti-virus installed, and have been virus-free for over 6 years now) OS you've ever used. And there's a ton of 32-bit software out there that works just fine on Windows 2000, even if its not officially supported.

I like it mainly because of its simple but powerful GUI and its HIGHLY efficient use of system resources (what modern-day version of Windows runs idle with only 23 processes and 130mb of ram consumed? The answer is none - XP can come close, but not quite). Nothing flashy, just how I like it. And Microsoft doesn't pester you with things like permissions or access problems with folders - everything just works.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon8892 on September 20, 2008
The full version of Windows 2000 is the best operating system to come along in years. The crash and stability woes of XP and especially Vista are missing here, leaving the user with a smooth and largely trouble free experience. The product is still in it's extended support phase providing customers with vital security updates. Great for office and home use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harold O Monson on October 2, 2013
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I appreciated this disc. I had an old micron computer running windows 2000 that had a corrupted registry, and the price was right and it worked perfectly. Thanks a lot!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DM on May 24, 2010
After 2000 all MS software is crippled with WGA, product activation. In other words it's no longer yours. When you buy 2000 you own it. It's yours to put on as many computers as you want; to share with your friends and family.

I got one of those cheap eMachines E725 laptops at Walmart and it came with Windows 7 home premium. What a pain. It's like nothing is what it appears to be. Everything is buried and locked down. You are locked out from even viewing some folders even tho you are the administrator. MS has become a nasty dictator.

Today I just sent a check to TigerDirect to get a copy of XP pro 64-bit edition before Microsoft stops producing them this June (so i read somewhere). Why? because as much as I hate microsoft and its wga, 2000 can't use the 4g of memory in the new pc I'm building. Linux is still not ready; too slow and awkward. I can't afford a Mac.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Coyne on August 15, 2009
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If you looking for Windows 2000 Pro. It is more stable OS for games. Due few problem that I run into on Windows 98 SE. It did not run very good on old game. Reason why I made a switch to Windows 2000 Pro. Now classic game is more stable on Windows 2000 Pro with old technology such as AGP port, ATA HDD while Windows XP with SP3 run with new technology such as PCI Express x16 and SATA HD.

If you guys out there who like play a classic games need get a best OS is Windows 2000 Pro.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Builder Bob on October 8, 2011
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I purchased the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional operating system as a fix for a another failing Windows 2000 operating system. I didn't feel the need to upgrade any further. However, Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Microsoft but several service packs are still available online. I had a personal preference to keep with this operating system and since my older laptop is back up and running I have no complaints.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenn Caesius on July 14, 2015
I started using this operation system (OS) back in 2003 and I am still using it now. Of course, my archaic computer hardware restrictions make this the best and last OS it will ever run, but being locked like that with Windows 2000 Professional (W2Kp) is not as bleak as it as it appears.

Windows 2000 Professional was the closest consumer version of the Windows 2000 line that included the likes of "Server", "Advanced Server", and "Data Center", all of which were aimed primarily of business and industry users. Without going into a list of how these OSs distinguished themselves, "Professional" was the simplest of them all with fewer administrative options. It was released in 2000 and compared to other OS at time, Windows 98SE and Microsoft Windows ME, was by far the most stable and tolerable OS on all but the most decrepit computers at time. Really, I have W2Kp installed with a computer with a 200Mhz Pentium, 256MB RAM, 20GB HDD, with an Asus AP5T motherboard I can count on one hand just how many times it I received the "blue screen of death" (BSOD).

How does it work on that kind of hardware? It runs flawlessly! Primarily a productivity user, I do most of my writing and correspondence with Office XP and Outlook Express 6.
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