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  1.    10 Jan 2017 #1
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    Internet connection problem on Windows 2000 VM


    Hi,
    I'm having a really frustrating problem when trying to connect to the internet on my Windows 2000 Professional virtual machine running inside of VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.2 on a Windows 10 host.

    I downloaded the virtual machine from the internet (it already had the accessibility software I need) and extracted the files to C:\Users\Gypside\Documents\Virtual Machines. I then opened the virtual machine with VMware, press Control + B to power it on and selected "I copied it" when the dialogue appeared. From then on, I was unable to connect to the internet, even after trying multiple fixes including manually setting the MAC address and restarting the network adaptor. The weirdest part is that the icon in the taskbar says I'm connected, but internet explorer keeps saying "Cannot find server".

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
    Gypsy
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  2.    10 Jan 2017 #2
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    Don't see it mentioned but you may need Win2000's SP4 installed, I had to some years ago in a shop I worked in to get browser access.
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  3.    10 Jan 2017 #3
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    @Berton I already have Windows 2000 SP 4. Sorry I forgot to mention it.
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  4.    11 Jan 2017 #4

    Hi there

    check firewalls and also ping router = W2000 is actually (apart from some versions of Win 2003) one of the best versions of Windows ever produced -- W7 and W10 perhaps compete these days but W200K really was a great OS.

    Should be ZERO problem with connectivity.

    Perhaps change VM connection from Bridged to NAT -- sometimes things like VMware hose these things up.


    Anyway good luck for the New Year.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by z3r010; 11 Jan 2017 at 13:41. Reason: Removed the remoaner comment
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  5.    11 Jan 2017 #5
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    @jimbo45 I don't have any firewalls set up, nor does the VM have any built-in firewalls enabled as ICF isn't supported in Windows 2000. The problem could be down to 1 of 2 things.
    1: The virtual machine was copied (downloaded) causing config errors to arise.
    2: Windows 2000 doesn't support Wi-Fi connections (I could be wrong here).

    P.S. I completely agree that Win 2000 is quite possibly the best OS. It was released on the year I was born (no bias intended).

    P.P.S. The network configuration is already set to NAT.
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  6.    11 Jan 2017 #6

    I can confirm that Windows 2000 does run in vmware on Windows 10. I do have the latest SP installed and the vmware tools. I set the NAT to bridge mode.
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  7.    11 Jan 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I can confirm that Windows 2000 does run in vmware on Windows 10. I do have the latest SP installed and the vmware tools. I set the NAT to bridge mode.
    Are you using ethernet or wi-Fi on the host?
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  8.    11 Jan 2017 #8
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    W2000 is actually (apart from some versions of Win 2003) one of the best versions of Windows ever produced
    Didn't know that was possible unless talking about Server 2003. Windows ME/Millennium Edition was the consumer version back then.
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  9.    11 Jan 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Didn't know that was possible unless talking about Server 2003. Windows ME/Millennium Edition was the consumer version back then.
    Apparently Windows ME is an epic fail because it crashes all the time, gets BSoDs etc. Windows 2000 is like Windows ME on stabilisers, if you catch my drift.
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  10.    11 Jan 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by TipsyGypsy View Post
    Apparently Windows ME is an epic fail because it crashes all the time, gets BSoDs etc. Windows 2000 is like Windows ME on stabilisers, if you catch my drift.
    The best I ever saw with WinME was on OEM computers and better control of hardware and the software/drivers for those devices. Upgrades gave the most trouble.

    I still have a copy of Win2000 and if I ever come across a decent WinME or Vista computer I may install it. Of course I would need drivers. Always a hitch in well-laid plans.
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