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  #1  
Old January 25th 18, 04:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Scooter
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Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





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  #2  
Old January 25th 18, 09:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Good Guy[_2_]
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Posts: 3,254
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB






It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #3  
Old January 26th 18, 06:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Scooter
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Posts: 2
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB






It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.


Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.




  #4  
Old January 26th 18, 05:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Good Guy[_2_]
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Posts: 3,254
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.






About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #5  
Old January 28th 18, 07:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Newgene McMensa
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Posts: 5
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.






About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.


My problem is the opposite from that. I have an old OS and need a printer that will work with 2000. I would love to find an old printer to use with 2000 -- then I would not have to go through the exercise of installing XP or 7.

  #6  
Old January 29th 18, 01:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Good Guy[_2_]
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Posts: 3,254
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

On 28/01/2018 07:18, Newgene McMensa wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.





About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

My problem is the opposite from that. I have an old OS and need a printer that will work with 2000. I would love to find an old printer to use with 2000 -- then I would not have to go through the exercise of installing XP or 7.


People have been successful with Universal Printer Drivers. HP
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/business-solutions/printingsolutions/upd.html
and Ricoh
http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc3/model/p_i/p_i.htm have
got and I guess Epson
https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd4/cpd41354/source/printers/source/printing_software/windows_fy13/tasks/installing_printer_universal.html
also have one.

Your best bet is to ask people in Windows 7 Newsgroup as there are users
there who are still using old printers.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

  #7  
Old February 3rd 18, 03:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,alt.windows7.general
Newgene McMensa
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Posts: 5
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 28/01/2018 07:18, Newgene McMensa wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.





About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

My problem is the opposite from that. I have an old OS and need a printer that will work with 2000. I would love to find an old printer to use with 2000 -- then I would not have to go through the exercise of installing XP or 7.


People have been successful with Universal Printer Drivers. HP
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/business-solutions/printingsolutions/upd.html
and Ricoh
http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc3/model/p_i/p_i.htm have
got and I guess Epson
https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd4/cpd41354/source/printers/source/printing_software/windows_fy13/tasks/installing_printer_universal.html
also have one.

Your best bet is to ask people in Windows 7 Newsgroup as there are users
there who are still using old printers.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.



Thanks, am crossing to alt.windows7.general.





  #8  
Old February 3rd 18, 03:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Newgene McMensa
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Posts: 5
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

Apologies in advance, good guy... I should have sent only to the Win7 group. I see now that I have asked essentially the same question there before and the "answers" only talk about who anybody can do it, get a new computer, etc, etc. Mostly fans of Bill Gates seems like to me.

Thanks again for your replies. Will now delete this and all the other micro. newsgroups and set up a linux machine. I can't believe I have put up with MS nonsense for 20 years.

"Newgene McMensa" wrote in message ...
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 28/01/2018 07:18, Newgene McMensa wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.





About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

My problem is the opposite from that. I have an old OS and need a printer that will work with 2000. I would love to find an old printer to use with 2000 -- then I would not have to go through the exercise of installing XP or 7.


People have been successful with Universal Printer Drivers. HP
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/business-solutions/printingsolutions/upd.html
and Ricoh
http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc3/model/p_i/p_i.htm have
got and I guess Epson
https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd4/cpd41354/source/printers/source/printing_software/windows_fy13/tasks/installing_printer_universal.html
also have one.

Your best bet is to ask people in Windows 7 Newsgroup as there are users
there who are still using old printers.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.



Thanks, am crossing to alt.windows7.general.





  #9  
Old February 3rd 18, 07:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Posts: 5,792
Default Adding XP to 2000 PC

Newgene McMensa wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news
On 28/01/2018 07:18, Newgene McMensa wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news On 26/01/2018 06:47, Scooter wrote:
"Good Guy" wrote in message news On 25/01/2018 04:49, Scooter wrote:
I've to this old Win2000 machine that I would like to installed XP. Specs are below. Is there anything here that would prevent XP from running on it?

Also, can XP be installed where there's a menu to switch back to 2000 when booting? I keep this computer before I have a proprietary program that runs on 2000 but not on XP or later versions.

Thanks in advance!

Scott
[System Summary]

OS Name
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Version
- 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer
- AWARD_

System Model
- AWRDACPI

System Type
- X86-based PC

Processor
- x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1198 Mhz

BIOS Version
- Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Total Physical Memory
- 2,080,240 KB

Available Physical Memory
- 1,443,680 KB

Total Virtual Memory
- 4,539,632 KB

Available Virtual Memory
- 3,237,196 KB

Page File Space
- 2,459,392 KB





It is possible to install Windows XP on a separate partition and you can
run both Windows 2000 and Windows XP in dual boot mode. However, the
problem you are likely to have is that Windows XP requires activation
but Microsoft has shut down its servers for people to activate fresh
install of Windows XP. So after 30 days you will not be able to boot up
Windows XP unless you can activate it which is almost impossible.
People have used cracks but this has its own problems - Malware!! If
you can get hold of Volume Licensed XP (Normally available to
corporates) then you can use XP.

My personal opinion is to get a new machine for $300 from DELL with
Windows 10 pre-installed and you are set for the next 10 years because
you'll get updates and upgrades over that time.

Why did you think of installing XP now when the official support ended
in 2014 and it was around since 2001? Have you just managed to learn
about it now? Go and use Linux as it will run in dual boot with your
Windows 2000. You need to ask Linux users in their Newsgroups to advice
you how this can be done.

Good luck.




Thanks, GG. The reason is that I need to connect to a printer and I have not been able to find a new printer that will work with 2000. Several people gave suggestions of printers, drivers, etc., but none of them have worked for me. The new printers in the stores here generally work with XP.

Why not upgrade to 7, etc? Because this machine is maxed out with 2G memory. Also, I have a laptop with Win 8 on it and can't stand it - nothing but trouble for me. I am not willing to anything about XP on this machine.

Eventually I will install linux and go that route. But right now it's bottom priority to me. Same for this XP project -- I will probably end up buying an old PC with XP already installed - which is my prefered way to go.




About your printer drivers, I suggest ask your question on Windows 7
Newsgroup. There are many people there who are using old printers and
scanners so they are best people to ask.

alt.windows7.general

I have never used Windows 2000; I started with Windows XP then moved to
Vista then to */8.1 and now I'm on 10. Also, my home printer is now HP
LaserJet CP 2025; I still have old Epson DX6000 but that is only used
for scanning once in a blue moon when mum wants something to be scanned
for distribution to her friends.


--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.
My problem is the opposite from that. I have an old OS and need a printer that will work with 2000. I would love to find an old printer to use with 2000 -- then I would not have to go through the exercise of installing XP or 7.

People have been successful with Universal Printer Drivers. HP
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/business-solutions/printingsolutions/upd.html
and Ricoh
http://support.ricoh.com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc3/model/p_i/p_i.htm have
got and I guess Epson
https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd4/cpd41354/source/printers/source/printing_software/windows_fy13/tasks/installing_printer_universal.html
also have one.

Your best bet is to ask people in Windows 7 Newsgroup as there are users
there who are still using old printers.



--
With over 600 million devices now running Windows 10, customer
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.



Thanks, am crossing to alt.windows7.general.


Apparently the Universal Print Driver shipped with Win2K support,
and didn't skip it entirely. It'll be an archeology project though,
with no guarantees. I expect some print subsystems ($$$) will work
out better for this than others, due to the differences between
PCL and Postscript, and whatever inkjets use.

https://msfn.org/board/topic/171402-...00-hp-upd-472/

"Use HP Universal Printing Driver 4.7 (PCL5, PCL6 or PS) that supports Windows 2000.
This driver supports some models internally "listed" inside this driver, however
it is possible add newer driver as "generic" HP PCL or PS printer.

HPUPD47PCL532.exe
HPUPD47PCL632.exe
HPUPD47PS32.exe

additional info snipped
"

That was on the first page of search results for:

printer that works with windows 2000

I've also used a driver like that for it's "Print To PostScript"
capability, for the times before Print To PDF became available
by other means. And fed the file into an old copy of Distiller.

HTH,
Paul
 




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