Windows NT and Windows 2000

Microsoft's Windows NT family uses a substantially different design than do DOS and Windows 9x. Therefore, Windows NT uses different drivers and has different disk requirements than does Windows 9x. Nonetheless, there are certain similarities between the requirements and capabilities of Windows NT and Microsoft's other OSs.

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Microsoft released Windows 2000 in early 2000. Despite the lack of NT in the product name, Windows 2000 is actually part of the NT family (it was at one time referred to as Windows NT 5.0, but Microsoft changed the name before release). I use Windows NT to refer to both products that bear this name and to Windows 2000. When Windows 2000 behaves differently from earlier versions of Windows ...

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