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    Windows 2000 Download?

    Hi all,


    I am new here. I am looking to build a Windows 2000 server domain with some machines connected to it.


    I am really struggling to find a download link for any of the ISO images that I require. I have fully genuine license keys.


    I require ISOs for the following:-

    - Windows 2000 Professional SP4
    - Windows Server 2000 Standard


    If anyone could help me, that would be amazing!


    Many thanks,


    Cherry Bakewell.

    #2
    You used to be able to download them with a MSDN or MSDNAA account, I don't know if they still have something as old as Win2k up though.

    Oddly enough, the Windows 2000 ISO from the MSDN was patched -- from Microsoft -- to not require a serial number.
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      #3
      *Puts moderator hat on*

      I am going to jump in here and remind everyone that we do not condone software piracy here, even if the software is old and out of use/support. So posts that condone and/or promote such will be deleted. It is a fine line with this kind of post. Also remember that the mods cannot see into your private messages, so you'd be on the honor system there.

      *Removes mod hat*

      Ok, that said, there probably is no real legit way to download ISOs like that. There might be some torrents out there, and some Google searches could lead you to find them, but your best bet maybe to just buy CDs from Ebay or some other market place. It looks like 2k Pro runs around 10 or 15 dollars and 2k Server around 20 or 30 on ebay, not too bad IMO.

      Here are some listings I found:
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/windows-2000...sAAOSwpiNZtco0
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Wi...gAAOSwaeRZOCES

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        #4
        You used to be able to get ti form WinWorld, but now your best bet is Beta Archives.
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          #5
          Originally posted by lutiana View Post
          *Puts moderator hat on*

          I am going to jump in here and remind everyone that we do not condone software piracy here, even if the software is old and out of use/support. So posts that condone and/or promote such will be deleted. It is a fine line with this kind of post. Also remember that the mods cannot see into your private messages, so you'd be on the honor system there.

          *Removes mod hat*

          Ok, that said, there probably is no real legit way to download ISOs like that. There might be some torrents out there, and some Google searches could lead you to find them, but your best bet maybe to just buy CDs from Ebay or some other market place. It looks like 2k Pro runs around 10 or 15 dollars and 2k Server around 20 or 30 on ebay, not too bad IMO.

          Here are some listings I found:
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/windows-2000...sAAOSwpiNZtco0
          http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Wi...gAAOSwaeRZOCES
          Yeah, I suggested the MSDN/MSDNAA account method since that yields legit ISOs that you're allowed to have. Buying off eBay if you've already got a product key is probably the safest way to not end up with some early 2000s malware.
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            #6
            Originally posted by lutiana View Post
            Ok, that said, there probably is no real legit way to download ISOs like that.


            Microsoft does not care about freely distributing iso files of operating systems. PROVIDED you don't also share cd keys. So if he does have a legit cd key, he can freely download the iso from anywhere. Coincidently, one of the largest torrent sites is the pirate bay. This is a double coincidence, as today is talk like a pirate day.

            YARR.
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              #7
              I have 20 Legitimate Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM's with License Keys if anyone is interested.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Syclops View Post
                I have 20 Legitimate Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROM's with License Keys if anyone is interested.
                I'm interested, what's the deal?
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                  #9
                  It's somewhere on archive.org part of ftp site boneyard. Look for old-dos.

                  See here: https://archive.org/details/ftpsites

                  If you can't find it you will likely find something useful with that link.
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                    #10
                    Hmmm, so the CDs that I have for, say, Win98SE and ME with already coded-in keys are legit? I may even have one for 2K.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by luckybob View Post

                      Microsoft does not care about freely distributing iso files of operating systems. PROVIDED you don't also share cd keys. So if he does have a legit cd key, he can freely download the iso from anywhere. Coincidently, one of the largest torrent sites is the pirate bay. This is a double coincidence, as today is talk like a pirate day.

                      YARR.
                      I have to disagree with this. This was only a practice MS started with Windows 7 and beyond. 2k never had freely available ISOs. And when I said legit, I was also talking about reputable download places (MS no longer hosts them, so any third party is probably going to be illegitimate) as well as licensing. Remember that the holographic CD they did was also used to show you had bought the real media, something they would not have done had they not cared about where people got their media from.

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                      IBM PCJr Model 48360 640kb RAM, NEC V20,, jrIDE Side Cart, 360kb Floppy drives running MS-DOS 5.00
                      Evergreen Am5x86-133 64Mb Ram, 8gb HDD, SB16 in a modified ATX case running IBM PC-DOS 7.10

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                        #12
                        As pointed out already your safest bet is to purchase a legit CD or find a friend with the original media you want and borrow it if you have a key and COA already.

                        Although Microsoft may not actually go after sites anymore that host ISOs for its old OS's I don't think this is the same thing as them officially sanctioning it, for which I have never seen anything in writing that they do. Even in the Windows 7/8 era there used to be official ISOs hosted on Digital River but MS eventually ended that and only MS itself is distributing the ISOs.

                        Downloading an ISO from some random site will also likely get you a cracked copy that certainly has an extra payload of malware as there are plenty of these floating around from the 2000-XP era.

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                          #13
                          malware in 2000 is scare tactic horseshit.

                          ive used a 4 in 1 cd image for win2k for years. i suppose if you really go off the rails, maybe. But the thing with BitTorrent, if ypu find a download nobody is seeding. there usually is a reason why. Bad software is weeded out naturally. and FFS, its just 2k.
                          It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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                            #14
                            It is kind of hard to get retail versions of Win2000 since most of the CDs out there were OEM (serials should be different between OEM and Retail). I saved a few serial stickers over the years and have quite a few OEM and retail CD's of Win 9x/NT4/Win2k around.

                            The 4 in 1 CD works very well if you can find it.
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                              #15
                              I'd supply a link for the 4in1 that I use. Maybe in PM?
                              It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

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