How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to install Windows 2000 step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows 10.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

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.

So if you want to use it, you can install and use by using such as VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion virtualization programs.

In our previous articles, we installed Microsoft Win 2000 Professional operating system with VMware VM software. You can access this article from the link below;

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 Windows 2000 on the Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 by following the procedures in this article.

How to Install Windows 2000 in Oracle VM VirtualBox

Follow the steps below to install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows. Also, if you want to download Win 2000 ISO for VirtualBox, you can download to your computer from the link at the bottom of the article.

   Step 1

First, run the Oracle VM VirtualBox program and click on the New button as shown below to create a new VM.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual Machine Panel

   Step 2

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.

Creating a New Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 3

Set the 1 GB (1024) RAM size for the VM. 1 GB of RAM for this VM will suffice. Continue the installation by clicking on the Next button.

Configuring RAM in VirtualBox

   Step 4

To create a virtual hard disk for the VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

Create a virtual hard disk now

   Step 5

Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the virtual hard disk file type and click Next button.

VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)

   Step 6

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.

Storaging Virtual Disk on Physical Disk

   Step 7

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.

Specifying Virtual Machine Location and Size

   Step 8

Creating a virtual hard disk for virtual machine…

Creating Virtual HDD in VirtualBox

   Step 9

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.

Windows 2000 Settings in VirtualBox

   Step 10

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.

Adding ISO File to Windows 2000 VM

   Step 11

After adding the MS Win2000 ISO image to the virtual machine, close the settings window.

Adding ISO File to Windows 2000 VM

   Step 12

Run the Win2000 virtual machine.

Starting Windows 2000 Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 13

Setup is starting to install Win2000…

Windows 2000 Setup

   Step 14

Press Enter to continue the installation.

Windows 2000 Professional Setup

   Step 15

Press F8 to accept the Win2000 operating system license agreement.

Accepting Windows 2000 License Agreement

   Step 16

Press C = Create Partition to configure the virtual disk you created for the virtual machine.

Unpartitioned Space in Windows 2000 VM

   Step 17

Press Enter to configure the default reserved size.

Creating Partition of Size

   Step 18

Continue by pressing Enter to install on the C drive.

Enter=Install

   Step 19

Press Enter on the option below to format the virtual disk.

Formatting the Partition using the NTFS File System

   Step 20

Setup is formatting hard disk…

Formatting the Partition using the NTFS File System

   Step 21

Setup is copying files…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 22

Press Enter to restart the virtual machine.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 23

Win2000 virtual machine is starting…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 24

In the Setup Wizard window, click Next.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 25

Wait while the setup configures the hardware drivers and other configurations.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 26

Configure your region and operating system language settings in this window and click Next to continue with the installation.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 27

Type your username and click Next.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 28

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.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 29

Configure your date and time settings and click Next.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 30

Configure the Win2000 VM network settings as Typical Setting and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 31

If the operating system is on a network, specify the Domain Controller or Workgroup and click on the Next button to continue.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 32

Setup is installing Win2000 components…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 33

Setup is completing the final tasks…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 34

Installing Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10 has been successfully completed. Continue the installation by clicking on Finish to configure the remaining settings.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 35

Win2000 virtual machine restarting…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 36

Please wait…

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 37

Click Next in the Network Identification Wizard window.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 38

Type your username in the window below and click Next.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 39

Click the Finish button to close the Wizard window.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 40

After you have successfully installed the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system in VirtualBox, you must install the Guest Additions.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Guest Additions

To install guest additions for the VM running in Oracle VM software, follow these simple procedures.

   Step 1

From the Win 2000 VM, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 2

In the VM Guest Additions installation wizard, click Next to continue.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 3

Leave the installation location by default and click Next.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 4

Click on the Install button to start the Guest Additions to Win 2000 VM.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 5

If you encounter a Digital Signature Not Found warning, close this window by clicking on the Yes button.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 6

Restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 7

We have successfully completed the stages to install Windows 2000 on VirtualBox!

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10  ⇒ Video

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   Final Word

In this article, we have installed Microsoft Windows 2000 using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows 10 PC/Laptop. And we have installed the guest additions required for the VM. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Windows 2000 ISO for VirtualBox


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