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The reliable desktop and laptop operating system for businesses of all sizes. Built on NT Technology, Windows 2000 Professional offers rock-solid reliability and improved manageability that simplify desktop management. And its integrated Web capabilities and broad support for mobile computers and hardware devices make it easy for business users to connect to the Internet and work anywhere, anytime.
License Type: Complete Product
Media Format: CD-ROM
Product Title: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional w/ SP2 - Branded
Power Score: 4.1 | 21 Reviews
Version / Edition: 2000
Max License Size: 1 User
Min License Size: (Not Applicable)
Required Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
System Requirements: To use Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, you need: Computer/Processor: 133 Mhz or higher Pentium-compatible Central Processing Unit (CPU). Windows 2000 Professional supports single and dual CPU systems Memory: 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum; more memory improves performance (4 GB RAM maximum) Hard Disk: 2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 650 MB of free space* Drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive Display: VGA or higher-resolution monitor Peripherals: Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional) Miscellaneous: * Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network. For more information, please see the Getting Started Guide.
Required Disk Space: 2 GB
Required Memory: 64 MB
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License Pricing: Standard
Required Other: Pointing Device, Keyboard
Product Family: Windows
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Technical Support Phone Number: 800-936-3500
Brand Name: Microsoft
Manufacturer Sku: B23-00079
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Product Line Series Model: 2000 Professional
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Technical Support URL: http://support.microsoft.com/directory/
Manufacturer Description: Windows 2000 Professional
System Type: PC (Intel x86 Compatible)
Description: Windows 2000 Professional Full Product CD-ROM
Software Name: Windows 2000 Professional
Language Support: English
Other Requirements: Pointing Device, Keyboard
Product Reviews (10)
Windows 2000 Pro with current...
Strengths: Worked exceptionally well while used as the sole OS in windows PC.
Weakness: Not compatible with Parallels software, that is designed to enable placing aVirtual machine on an IMACthat allows the loading of Microsoft applications.
Windows 2000 Pro with current upgrades works fine when usedas the primary OS on a Microsoft computer. Windows2000 Pro is not compatible when used in conjuctionwith Parallels software on an IMAC.Windows XP Professionalwill work with Parallels.
By anonymous; - Apr 9, 2007
Strengths: speed,security and stable
win2000 pro is faster than xp and it uses less memory and cpu
the games play better and more stable also with sp4 security increase in high level.
By anonymous; - Oct 18, 2006
Strengths: WAS supported by businesses so a lot of compatability improvements compared to NT 4.0. And basic off the disc compatability with newer stuff over 98 SE.
Weakness: Just did clean install 2 weeks ago, and crashes constantly. Even with all service packs and the rollup or whatever. No virus' or anything. This OS sucks. Did every conceivable thing. STILL CRASHING.
Ya know if they just learned to write a decent OS format once, I'd be happy. I will never pay for microsoft software because even after years of updates and such it still sucks. XP is an improvement, but too bad it's backwards compatibility wasn't supported as well as 2000's other wise I'd be satisfied with at least one of the OS's this company produces. Of course it doesn't matter cuz...
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Ya know if they just learned to write a decent OS format once, I'd be happy. I will never pay for microsoft software because even after years of updates and such it still sucks. XP is an improvement, but too bad it's backwards compatibility wasn't supported as well as 2000's other wise I'd be satisfied with at least one of the OS's this company produces. Of course it doesn't matter cuz everythings moving on up to 64 bit Vista which is going to devistate everones wallet and probably end up like 95 did, a begging call for 3rd party OS makers to get more support from software developers.
By anonymous; - Aug 16, 2006
Ive read the reviews of the other...
Strengths: Doesnt crash period. Ive run battlefield, doom3, and others but it cant get better than this. XP Pro is slower and less stable.
Weakness: none it is a little boring to look at though
Ive read the reviews of the other users and I have to say that of all the MS OSs 2000 is the best. Ive built computers and Ive tested every os since 98 on my machines and 2000 is the most stable. I use it on my main office server and that computer has run for 4 years without crashing once. It takes up less space and system speed than xp and it beats the hell out of me
By CrucibleX - Apr 15, 2005
I LIKE Win 2000 Pro. Its very '98...
Strengths: Low Overhead, fast and easy install (8-2004)version and nice features.
Weakness: Lots of conflicts with my '97 Sony. But I got it to work.
I LIKE Win 2000 Pro. Its very '98 ish but it responds better than '98 even though I shoe-horned it into my pentium 200Mhz. I also run it with my AMD-64. Naturally that is a better fit, but to run at 200 MHz and 1800 MHz is a pretty versitile OS I'd say. Crashes are few. Usually its due to me running utility programs, and web surfing at the same time. Plus the normal collection of anti-spy...
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I LIKE Win 2000 Pro. Its very '98 ish but it responds better than '98 even though I shoe-horned it into my pentium 200Mhz. I also run it with my AMD-64. Naturally that is a better fit, but to run at 200 MHz and 1800 MHz is a pretty versitile OS I'd say. Crashes are few. Usually its due to me running utility programs, and web surfing at the same time. Plus the normal collection of anti-spy programs, virus watchers, etc. What's a poor OS to do? Everyone should check out "NO-Nags" for competant software that is SAFE. Its all screened and free to try out. 95/98/and 2000 PRO are my reccomendations as that is what I've used.
By skywriteing - Aug 12, 2004