Trouble upgrading to Windows 2000

By SamLamb14
Aug 7, 2005
  1. Hello,
    Sorry to just come on and beg for help, but I am really stuck and sick of dealing with useless technical support people. Can you help?
    I have a Tiny computer (TI440 BXM) and am having trouble upgrading to Windows 2000. When I put in the disc it says I need to go to the Windows update site but when I do so, the site doesn't recognise my model number (as above). Is there any way I can bypass this problem and still install Windows 2000?
    Thanks for your time!!!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Go into BIOS and set your PC to boot first from floppy, then CD and finally harddisk.
    Now boot from the (hopefully bootable) CD.
    If that does not work, go to and get the file to create a bootable W98SE OEM floppy with. Run it, don't copy it to the floppy!
    Boot from that floppy with CD support. Then type in:
    X:\setup.exe (where X: is your CD-drive)
    If that still does not work, if the PC has a running Windows on it, insert the CD
    go to the CD in Explorer, to directory \Bootdisk and doubleclick makebt32.exe
    You will need 4 floppies for that.
    Once made, boot from the first of those 4 floppies and follow instructions.

    BUT, that PC is antique (about 1997) and may not be able to support Windows 2000.
    Before you start wiping, get all the drivers first from the internet, if they are still available.
  3. SamLamb14

    SamLamb14 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much for your advice. I will give it a try. :)
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