What are the requirements of Windows® 2000?
Give some of the needed requirements of Windows 2000.
Windows 2000 is an old operating system and Microsoft has released several other advanced operating systems after the release of Windows 2000. This was a venture after Windows NT and it got released in 2000. Features of Windows 2000 include plug and play, Windows Explorer, NTFS 3.0 and encrypting file system. Other commendable additions on Windows NT includes Internet connection sharing, Microsoft Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. Also, Windows 2000 operating system improved in system utilities, games and accessibility. There are several editions of Windows 2000 operating systems available such as Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.
System requirements for Windows 2000 are:
- System capacity
- Compatible drivers
- For network
System capacity includes processers, RAM capacity, hard disk capacity, monitor and keyboard. Processors are a very important part which decides the speed and performance of the system. The required processor for Windows 2000 operating system is an Intel Pentium processor or above with speed of 133MHz. The RAM capacity to install Windows 2000 in your system should have a minimum of 64MB and maximum capacity of 4GB at maximum. The hard disk capacity should be 2GB with 650GB as free space. The required monitor is VGA or higher and should also have a mouse and keyboard.
It is very essential to have compatible drivers for Windows 2000. The drivers that are compatible with other Windows operating systems will not be compatible so make sure that you are ready with the driver CD if you are planning to install Windows 2000 on your PC.
For better networking with a Windows 2000 system, there should be a compatible network adapter and essential cables. You might need to collect all the drivers which are compatible with Windows 2000 and the system you are using. Better networking in Windows 2000 might result in you having good networking capability.