Windows 10: Internet connection problem on Windows 2000 VM

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  1. Posts : 24
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       15 Jan 2017 #21

    You don't need to, I'll give you the link to the website where I downloaded the VM.
    P.S. It's 2k3, not 23k unless there's an operating system called Windows 23000 hahaha.
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       15 Jan 2017 #22

    TipsyGypsy said: View Post
    P.S. It's 2k3, not 23k unless there's an operating system called Windows 23000 hahaha.
    Never saw a Consumer/Home version of Windows 2003, only the Server but then that could run as a Home version, still have a copy of it also. I'm kinda a software junky, just don't through it out. Biggest issue with I've found with the really old OSes such as WinNT 4 and Win2000 or consumer versions Win95 through WinME is trying to get drivers for the latest motherboards.
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       15 Jan 2017 #23

    Berton said: View Post
    Never saw a Consumer/Home version of Windows 2003, only the Server but then that could run as a Home version, still have a copy of it also. I'm kinda a software junky, just don't through it out. Biggest issue with I've found with the really old OSes such as WinNT 4 and Win2000 or consumer versions Win95 through WinME is trying to get drivers for the latest motherboards.
    That's why we have VMs. No matter what OS you're running or how old it is, there's no need for the latest drivers etc because all that stuff is provided for you through virtualisation technology. All you really need is a good piece of virtualisation software.

    I'm pretty sure you can run Win 2003 regardless of whether you're a home consumer or not. I've never tried Windows Server 2003 before, so I wouldn't know.
    Gypsy
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  4.    15 Jan 2017 #24

    Berton said: View Post
    Never saw a Consumer/Home version of Windows 2003, only the Server but then that could run as a Home version, still have a copy of it also. I'm kinda a software junky, just don't through it out. Biggest issue with I've found with the really old OSes such as WinNT 4 and Win2000 or consumer versions Win95 through WinME is trying to get drivers for the latest motherboards.
    Hi there

    @TipsyGypsy also @Berton

    If you like messing around and have a copy of W2K3 Server


    Try this :

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Great way of using W2K3 as a DESKTOP

    I ran it as a VM for Donkeys years as I needed a SAP GUI and Test system -- this wouldn't even run on W7 - never mind W8 / W10.

    How to get your own SAP demo and training system

    (ignore certificate error)

    Latest versions of SAP ERP stuff will actually run onW10 now.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       15 Jan 2017 #25

    Thanks, Jimbo45, will save the information.
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    Thread Starter
       15 Jan 2017 #26

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    @TipsyGypsy also @Berton

    If you like messing around and have a copy of W2K3 Server


    Try this :

    How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

    Great way of using W2K3 as a DESKTOP

    I ran it as a VM for Donkeys years as I needed a SAP GUI and Test system -- this wouldn't even run on W7 - never mind W8 / W10.

    How to get your own SAP demo and training system

    (ignore certificate error)

    Latest versions of SAP ERP stuff will actually run onW10 now.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    @jimbo45 As we speak, I am downloading a copy of 2k3 and I'm gunna try to install it on a VM. However I'm not giving up on 2k. Not yet, at least. Would you like me to post the link to download the 2k VM?
    Gypsy
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    Windows 10 version 1607
    Thread Starter
       17 Jan 2017 #27

    Now I've got a problem with my newly created 2K3 VM. The system isn't booting properly. A strange, bios-like beeping sound is heard when trying to type or press a key on the keyboard.
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    Thread Starter
       08 Feb 2017 #28

    *Thread revive*

    Breakthrough! I installed Firefox 5.0 on the VM and found that I was able to successfully access 5 websites. The million pound question now is if I can go online with Firefox, why can't I go online with anything else?
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  9.    10 Feb 2017 #29

    TipsyGypsy said: View Post
    *Thread revive*

    Breakthrough! I installed Firefox 5.0 on the VM and found that I was able to successfully access 5 websites. The million pound question now is if I can go online with Firefox, why can't I go online with anything else?
    Hi there

    @TipsyGypsy

    Older versions of IE will be rejected by some sites -- also if site needs IPV6 you will be hosed by those earlier browsers that are no longer supported

    Here's a W98 VM running IE5 on HOST LINUX - you will get errors on a load of sites these days so you will certainly need to find newer browsers if you need to access the Internet on some of these really old OS'es

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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