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Old 11-20-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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Portable Windows 2000 running from USB stick


Hello,

Windows 2000 is really very old, no longer maintained, and really no one use it anymore. Anyhow... still let's have fun.

(1) You can install it using Virtual Box.
(2) What about running it directly from usb stick?
You can also install it on a device usb stick to boot from a legacy bios, however it gives a blue screen due to the system acpi driver. It makes it hangs at start.

(3) In order to run it, here it is:

Simply install it using qemu in order to allow a clean install without bugs and without acpi. This way you can allow windows 2000 to set the system which you will start later without qemu.

- First, install it with pentium, no-acpi, and qemu options for windows 2000.

Code:
qemu-system-i386 -L pc-bios -m 512 -no-acpi -cpu pentium -win2k-hack -hda /dev/sdb -cdrom /dev/sr0 -boot d
You format to ntfs, install, and so on, very normally. Once win2k is installed, - without acpi, then, you can run it directly from usb stick (using Esc) using your legacy bios.

Have Fun!

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Old 11-25-2016, 01:50 AM   #2
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Thanks Xeratful,
but I guess I better take this from the 0 replies list.

Cheers
J
 
Old 11-25-2016, 07:22 AM   #3
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Windows was never made to nor intended to run off a USB stick. I think maybe, just maybe, windows 10 can finally be but before that hahahahaha don't think so. Besides this is a Linux forum not windows forum. btw...

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Old 11-30-2016, 07:25 AM   #4
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I have been running XP and later from USB for years.
The safest way is via portable virtualbox, but it is not hard to set it up to use it directly.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 08:01 AM   #5
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I have been running XP and later from USB for years.
The safest way is via portable virtualbox, but it is not hard to set it up to use it directly.
then give this poor lad some step by step instructions, help him out.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 08:09 AM   #6
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I would have to remind myself of the steps by looking it up again.
I cannot remember all the steps for ALL the things I have had to do.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 08:58 AM   #7
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I would have to remind myself of the steps by looking it up again.
I cannot remember all the steps for ALL the things I have had to do.
sweet did someone say. "refresher course"?
or "I know that feeling"
 
Old 11-30-2016, 09:12 AM   #8
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I used to like "refreshers" when you could get them.
I was politely saying Google??
 
Old 11-30-2016, 09:39 AM   #9
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I used to like "refreshers" when you could get them.
I was politely saying Google??
that falls into aprox 90% of the questions in here. .... google is your friend......
 
Old 11-30-2016, 10:06 AM   #10
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Well it is just as easy to:
Ask in Google as it is here;
he can look it up as easily as I can and cut and paste.

Most of the timee I use Virtual Box anyway as that is a controlled environment.
In my experience I have needed to test that the software works under the OS first and only then look at how is has been installed in the clients case.
 
  


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