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.
How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10?
It was not an update for Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows 98 SE. In addition, the Windows 2000 operating system came in 4 different versions. These are;
- Windows 2000 Professional
- Windows 2000 Server
- Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Windows 2000 Datacenter
Windows 2000 Professional edition was developed for Desktop and Laptop computers for personal use. Because Windows 2000 is an older operating system, it is no longer used today. In addition, on June 13, 2010, Microsoft finalized Windows 2000 operating system support.
What is the aim of running Windows 2000 on a computer? There is no reason to install the Windows 2000 operating system for the physical computer because a non-supported operating system can get you in trouble all the time.
In our previous articles, we installed Windows 2000 Professional operating system with VMware virtual machine. You can access this article from the link below;
In this article, we will install the Windows 2000 operating system with Oracle VM VirtualBox step by step, and finally, we will install Windows 2000 guest additions.
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 Windows 2000, you can download to your computer from the link at the bottom of the article.
First, run the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program and click on the New button as shown below to create a new virtual machine.
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 Windows 2000 virtual machine. 1 GB of RAM for this virtual machine will suffice. Continue the installation by clicking on the Next button.
To create a virtual hard disk for the Windows 2000 virtual machine, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) as the virtual hard disk file type and click Next button.
Configuring the virtual disk as Fixed Size increases virtual machine performance. For this reason, configure the virtual HDD of Windows 2000 virtual machine 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 a Windows 2000 virtual machine…
After creating the HDD for Windows 2000 Virtual machine, click the Right button / Settings on the virtual machine to add the Windows 2000 ISO image to the virtual machine.
In the left pane of Windows 2000 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 Windows 2000 ISO image to the virtual machine, close the settings window.
Run the Windows 2000 virtual machine.
Setup is starting to install Windows 2000…
Press Enter to continue the installation.
Press F8 to accept the Windows 2000 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.
Windows 2000 virtual machine is starting…
In the Windows 2000 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 Windows 2000 virtual machine 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 Windows 2000 components…
Setup is completing the final tasks…
Installing Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10 has been successfully completed. Continue the installation by clicking on Finish to configure the remaining settings.
Windows 2000 virtual machine restarting…
Click Next in the Network Identification Wizard window.
Type your username in the window below and click Next.
Click the Finish button to close the Wizard window.
Windows 2000 installation in VirtualBox has completed, and finally, we will install the Guest Additions to the Windows 2000 virtual machine.
How to Install Guest Additions to Windows 2000 Virtual Machine?
To install guest additions for the VirtualBox Windows 2000 virtual machine, follow these simple steps.
From the Windows 2000 virtual machine, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD image.
In the virtual machine Windows 2000 Guest Additions installation wizard, click Next to continue.
Leave the installation location by default and click Next.
Click on the Install button to start the Guest Additions to Windows 2000 VM.
If you encounter a Digital Signature Not Found warning, close this window by clicking on the Yes button.
Restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
We have successfully completed the steps to install Windows 2000 on VirtualBox!
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How to Install Windows 2000 in VirtualBox on Windows 10? – In this article, we have done a step-by-step Windows 2000 installation using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows 10. And we have installed the guest additions required for the virtual machine. Thanks for following us!
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