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OK, I found my old win2k disk, and i want to install it. (to run old programs, and to feel like a little kid again in the classic windows environment) But im missing something. when i put it in, and try to boot into it, it wouldnt boot. so, i searched it in XP. Apparently i can install it in windows, but my version of windows if newer then 2000, so it wont install. so, how do I install it?
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Go into your BIOS and change the boot order so that your CD-ROM drive is booting before the hard drive. That should do it.
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did you go into the bios and tell the bios to boot to your cd?
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did you go into the bios and tell the bios to boot to your cd?
ya, i hit "F12" and selected cdrom, it did its thing, went to the part where it says "Booting from cdrom..." and it did nothing, should i wait for like 3 mins to see if anything happens? oh, and if i dont tell it to boot from there, i have it set to check the dvd drives first, and it says "please remove media"
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Yes you should wait and let it boot from the CD ROM, it may take a bit before you get the blue windows stuff on the screen.
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Yes you should wait and let it boot from the CD ROM, it may take a bit before you get the blue windows stuff on the screen.
ok.. ill give it a whirl
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Yes you should wait and let it boot from the CD ROM, it may take a bit before you get the blue windows stuff on the screen.
it didnt work
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it didnt work
It is possible the win2k CD is no good. Did you burn a copy yourself, or is it an old retail copy? If you did it yourself, it is fairly easy to not get the boot part properally copied. Also if it's scratched, but usually that just results in errors.
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its a backup disk of my dad's old disk. well, 2k aint working, so what version of windows should i try? NT workstation 4.0? I tried 98se, but i have some much ram, it thinks i dont have enough. so NT? I want to run old games and programs, and im putting it all on a 10GB drive.

oh, and i also have Linux Redhat 7.2, and Mandrake 8.2
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I may suggest looking into running a virtual machine, microsoft offers one and so do some other people. If you do this, your disk may work, but I can't promise anything.

Also another option is installing 98SE, then upgrading it to 2000. Your disk is probally fine, the boot sector just isn't made properally (if at all); therefore I see no complications with an upgrade install.

As for the disk, it seems it was not burned properally, so it will not be able to boot. If you still have the image it was made from, you might be able to go back and try again.

Nero in my experiance has this problem where it will not make the disk bootable. I like to use alcohol 120% for burning disks, it does a great job.
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