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Old 03-18-2004, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing Win2k-Pro Onto NEW System

I have 2 new computers on the way. I'll be receiving the parts for them tomorrow and on monday (bought from newegg). I also ordered copies of win2000 pro to install onto them. Will i need to do anything special in order to install the os onto the new systems? Is it like a win98 install (just get the cd working and go straight to disk - setup file)? I've never installed win2k pro before so i'm just getting some preliminary info before i get started. I heard that with certain versions of winxp you need to download files for floppies and install that way.

Any info/help is appreciated. Thanks everyone!

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Old 03-18-2004, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Win2k will boot right of of a cd to install...just pop it in and let it install

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i dont think floppies have anything todo with it. i think it depends on if you can boot from the cdrom or not. if not you need floppys
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The only thing you might need to do is change your BIOS settings. Make sure the Boot Order is set to boot from CD-ROM. Once that is confirmed put the CD in then reboot and the magic happens!
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Traditionally what i've always done is from dos just went ahead and installed my cdrom drivers (i have them on floppy) and then i stick my cd in and go (without messing with bios). I guess, in the case that i don't have new cdrom drivers for the new cdroms i've ordered, i'll just change bios to boot from cd and then go.

Good to know it won't be a problem.
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