Windows® 2000 Minimum System Requirements
Learn about the minimum system requirements for Windows® 2000 and its three editions.
Windows® 2000 is an old version of the Windows® operating system, and though it has been succeeded by many new operating systems from Microsoft®, yet there are still many computer system users who prefer to work on Windows® 2000. Windows® 2000 has three editions - Windows® 2000 Pro, Windows® 2000 Server, and Windows® 2000 Advanced Server. All these editions of Windows® 2000 have some common and a few different minimum system requirements.
The minimum system requirements of the three Windows® 2000 editions are as follows:
- Windows® 2000 Pro
- Windows® 2000 Server
- Windows® 2000 Advanced Server
Windows® 2000 Pro
Windows® 2000 Professional requires the following minimum components to function: 133 MHz Intel® Pentium® microprocessor or more, 64MB - 4GB RAM, and a 2GB hard disk. As for an optical drive, Windows® 2000 Professional requires a 3.5-inch, high-density disc drive.
Windows® 2000 Server
This operating system requires a 133 MHz Intel® Pentium® CPU and a 256MB RAM (the operating system can support a minimum of 128MB and a maximum of 4GB RAM). Also, a computer with this operating system requires a hard disk partition with enough free space to support the set-up process, with a minimum space requirement of around 1GB. The amount of free space also depends on some further requirements of the system. Additionally, it requires a 3.5-inch, high-density disc drive.
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server’s minimum requirements are, again, a 133 MHz Pentium® CPU or more and a 256MB RAM. The operating system can support a minimum of 128MB and a maximum of 8GB RAM. Additionally, the system requires a hard disk partition which has enough free space to support the set-up procedure, with a minimum space requirement of around 1GB. As per the requirements, the need for space might also go up. The system uses FAT, which requires an additional 100-200 MB of free disk space than the other file systems. Again, this operating system also requires a 3.5-inch, high-density disc drive.