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Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 28th, 2016, 11:52 pm

(I apologize in advance if it happens to be at the wrong place.)

Anyone adventurous to use either an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System? Share your experiences! I am going to use Windows 2000 Professional SP4.

Please tell us about what you usually do on your current OS, the VM OS that you will be using for a period of time (and please tell us how long you've done this without cracking into using your modern system), the issues you've faced, and anything interesting while doing this! Screenshots would be very helpful!

As of now, I'm going to try this challenge myself, and see what I can come up with.



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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby skyrocket » April 29th, 2016, 6:24 pm

Although I'm not using a older or beta operating system as my daily, I'd be seriously interested in seeing the results of this.
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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 29th, 2016, 6:58 pm

I'm only doing Virtual Machines. (Really, I'm just allowing my files to be read by a "network" drive/shared folders through VirtualBox.) Right now, I am not seeing how Windows 2000 Professional would be obsolete or unusable. I'm doing Office (but it's 2000), browsing this forum, checking emails, everything.

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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby MajorSky17 » April 29th, 2016, 9:55 pm

TheComputerBetaG wrote:I'm only doing Virtual Machines. (Really, I'm just allowing my files to be read by a "network" drive/shared folders through VirtualBox.) Right now, I am not seeing how Windows 2000 Professional would be obsolete or unusable. I'm doing Office (but it's 2000), browsing this forum, checking emails, everything.


Until I upgraded my hard drive last year, which Windows 2000 doesn't detect, I was running 2000 as a dual boot on my desktop for many years. It is completely useable still as an everyday OS. It's actually really impressive how well it still works.
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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 29th, 2016, 10:54 pm

MajorSky17 wrote:
TheComputerBetaG wrote:I'm only doing Virtual Machines. (Really, I'm just allowing my files to be read by a "network" drive/shared folders through VirtualBox.) Right now, I am not seeing how Windows 2000 Professional would be obsolete or unusable. I'm doing Office (but it's 2000), browsing this forum, checking emails, everything.


Until I upgraded my hard drive last year, which Windows 2000 doesn't detect, I was running 2000 as a dual boot on my desktop for many years. It is completely useable still as an everyday OS. It's actually really impressive how well it still works.



Quite the same with me! The only thing is, I wish it would detect more than one hard drive (or partition). So I have a system partition/drive and another for all of my files that can transfer easily to other operating systems.

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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 29th, 2016, 11:05 pm

Well, apparently Microsoft doesn't see Windows 2000 as a Windows Operating System anymore. What a shame.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-eAWqikQL7OMmVJV3FTNGdKSVk/view?usp=sharing

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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby logonoff » April 29th, 2016, 11:46 pm

I have a Windows 2000 VM with the specs of my daily I use alot if that counts
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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 29th, 2016, 11:47 pm

I say it does, pretty neat! Fire away with your experiences!

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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby esc1010 » April 30th, 2016, 1:03 am

TheComputerBetaG wrote:Well, apparently Microsoft doesn't see Windows 2000 as a Windows Operating System anymore. What a shame.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-eAWqikQL7OMmVJV3FTNGdKSVk/view?usp=sharing


Eww. Why haven't you install guest additions?

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Re: Using an older or beta Operating System as an Everyday System

Postby TheComputerBetaG » April 30th, 2016, 1:23 am

I have, I just didn't do the screen resolution change.


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