installing W2k from scratch. HELP!

By atomos1
Jan 30, 2007
  1. ok, so i bought this laptop from my friend. five dollars. he formatted the C:\ drive before he gave it to me. i want to install windows 2000 on it. how? anything i should know? what do i need? please help! never done this before!

    later days,
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    What you have to do, is when the computer is turning on, there is an option to access the "Bios" or "Setup" (usually delete, or F2/F10 sometimes should say), Find the option for "Boot Sequence/Order" and set it as follows:

    1: CDrom
    2: Floppy
    3: HDD-0

    Once that is done, pop the windows 2000 cd in the drive and save the bios settings (Option to SAVE AND EXIT), that will reboot your computer. It will then go through Regular POST tests, and then tell you "Hit any key to boot to disk" and then that gets you into the windows setup. The rest is self explanitory (Read the directions it gives you), and your on the road to reformatting. Good luck.
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    Not to forget, you will need a copy of Win2k cd and the appropriate licence as well.
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