In this article, we will examine how to install Windows 2000 step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows PC.
How to Setup Windows 2000 in Oracle VM on Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 2000 was released on February 17, 2000 to the Windows NT 4.0 as an update.
It was not an update for Windows 98 or Windows 98 SE.. In addition, the Win2000 OS came in 4 different versions. These are;
Win 2000 Professional
Win 2000 Server
Win 2000 Advanced Server
Win 2000 Datacenter
Windows 2000 Professional edition was developed for Desktop and Laptop computers for personal use. Because Win 2000 is an older operating system, it is no longer used today. In addition, on June 13, 2010, Microsoft finalized Windows 2000 OS support.
What is the aim of running Windows 2000 on a computer? There is no reason to install the Win 2000 operating system for the physical computer because a non-supported OS can get you in trouble all the time.
In this article, we will install the MS Win 2000 operating system with Oracle VM VirtualBox step by step, and finally, we will install Win 2000 guest additions.
NOTE: You can also install Microsoft Win2000 on the Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 by following the procedures in this article.
How to Install Windows 2000 in Virtual Machine
First, download the Windows 2000 ISO file to your computer by clicking the button at the bottom of the article, and then follow the steps below to install it on the virtual machine step by step.
First, run the Oracle VM VirtualBox program and click on the New button as shown below to create a new VM.
Type a name for the operating system you are going to run, select the operating system in the Version section, and click on the Next button.
Set the 1 GB (1024) RAM size for the VM. 1 GB of RAM for this VM will suffice. Continue the Win2000 installation by clicking on the Next button.
To create a virtual hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the hard disk file type and click Next button.
Configuring the virtual disk as Fixed Size increases VM performance. For this reason, configure the virtual HDD of VM as Fixed Size and click Next.
Storing the virtual hard disk on a different HDD will also increase the performance of the virtual machine. So, store the virtual hard disk in a different location and click on the Next button after specifying 4 GB for the disk size.
Creating a virtual hard disk for virtual machine…
After creating the HDD for Virtual machine, click the Right button / Settings on the virtual machine to add the ISO image to the virtual machine.
In the left pane of virtual machine settings, click Storage and then Empty. Then, when you click the CD/DVD symbol in the right pane, click Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.
After adding the MS Win2000 ISO image to the virtual machine, close the settings window.
Run the Win2000 virtual machine.
Setup is starting to install Win2000…
Press Enter to continue the installation.
Press F8 to accept the Win2000 operating system license agreement.
Press C = Create Partition to configure the virtual disk you created for the virtual machine.
Press Enter to configure the default reserved size.
Continue by pressing Enter to install on the C drive.
Press Enter on the option below to format the virtual disk.
Setup is formatting hard disk…
Setup is copying files…
Press Enter to restart the virtual machine.
Win2000 virtual machine is starting…
In the Setup Wizard window, click Next.
Wait while the setup configures the hardware drivers and other configurations.
Configure your region and operating system language settings in this window and click Next to continue with the installation.
Type your username and click Next.
Type the computer name. And if you want to assign administrator password, please set a password in Administrator Password. Afterward, click on the Next button.
Configure your date and time settings and click Next.
Configure the Win2000 VM network settings as Typical Setting and click on the Next button.
If the operating system is on a network, specify the Domain Controller or Workgroup and click on the Next button to continue.
Setup is installing Win2000 components…
Setup is completing the final tasks…
After the installation is completed, click Finish in the Wizard window to restart the virtual computer.
Windows 2000 virtual machine restarting…
Preparing network connections…
Click Next in the Network Identification Wizardwindow.
Type your username in the window below and click Next.
Click the Finish button to close the Windows Wizard window.
After you have successfully installed the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system, you must install the Guest Additions.
How to Install Guest Additions in Windows 2000 Virtual Machine
To install guest additions on Windows 2000 operating system, follow these simple procedures.
From the Windows 2000 VM, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image.
In the VM Guest Additions installation wizard, click Next to continue.
Leave the installation location by default and click the Next button.
Click on the Install button to start the Guest Additions to Win 2000 VM.
If you encounter a Digital Signature Not Found warning, close this window by clicking on the Yes button.
Restart the Windows virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
After the installation is complete, you can learn or review the version of the operating system you have installed in System Properties.
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In this article, we have installed Microsoft Windows 2000 using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on Windows 10 PC/Laptop. And we have installed the guest additions required for the VM. Thanks for following us!