Chapter 1. Installing Windows

Depending on who you ask, installing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is or isn't easier than installing its predecessor, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0. Users with typical configurations and hardware that's on are on Microsoft's official list of compatible hardware, the infamous hardware compatibility list, have no problem (the hardware compatibility list is available at Set up and go—those are the users posting messages to the beta newsgroups with subject lines such as "Wow" and "Smooth install." Users with atypical configurations or hardware that treads slightly outside of the hardware compatibility list report horror stories, though. These reports run the gamut between ...

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