Windows 2000 Pro ISO...

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by oddballracing, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. oddballracing

    oddballracing MDL Junior Member

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    This may sound like a strange request, but i am looking for a windows 2000 professional unmodified original cd image (iso or whatever format is available). If i could get either an RTM image, or one with SP4 built in (don't know if microsoft ever ditributed one). I can't seem to find any information about one on technet (SHA1/filenames).

    I have four identical test machines (amd athlon64 3800 AM2/1GB DC DDR2800/160GB SATAII HDD/nforce405-6100/etc.) and would like to do an extensive side by side comparison of windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7 professional/business editions.

    Any information would be very helpful.
     
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  2. crypto

    crypto MDL Member

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    #2 crypto, Nov 1, 2009
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  3. highspeedmac

    highspeedmac MDL Member

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    #3 highspeedmac, Nov 1, 2009
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    LOL, got to love those Internets.:D

    Thanks for the links...:cool: I had been looking for this too...

    Downloadify-ing....:D
     
  4. oddballracing

    oddballracing MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks

    Thank you very much crypto, i have a couple servers still running 2000 (did some work on one a couple days ago and the nostalgia was overwhelming) and those images will come in handy. I'm going to take a look at that article, i got a little confused when i saw windows 3.11/3.1 and workgroups 3.11 but no 2000 because i know a couple companies that never saw any reason to upgrade.

    UnpackSDC works real well, i've used it on some 2003r2/Vista images flawlessly.

    OddBallRacing
     
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  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    can you also acces the dutch versions with your msdn aa account?
     
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  6. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    How can you get those isos, to work with win 2000 pro oem serials.

    How do you make win2kpro cd into a oem disk, to accept 2000pro oem codes from under laptop?
     
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  7. crypto

    crypto MDL Member

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    #7 crypto, Nov 6, 2009
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    I don't have any MSDN or TechNet accounts.


    It's just like XP, except Windows 2000 does not require activation. ;)
    In the \I386 folder you'll find the file "SETUPP.INI". Open it and you'll see something like this:

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=73706F757479657A6276AEDD719900
    Pid=51873000
    
    Edit the last 3 digits of the "Pid" value, to dictate which types of keys are accepted, during setup:

    000 - Retail keys
    OEM - OEM keys
    270 - Volume license (no key needed)

    In your case, it would become like this:

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=73706F757479657A6276AEDD719900
    Pid=51873OEM
    
     
  8. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    thx will try on sat
     
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  9. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Ive looked on the ftp server you linked to, but only english versions
     
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  10. tbonpc

    tbonpc MDL Novice

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    Ok I must be a Dumb A**, how do you get the unpacker to work. I downloaded the 1.1 and ran it but nothing???
     
  11. crypto

    crypto MDL Member

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    #11 crypto, Nov 12, 2009
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    UnpackSDC is a command line tool.
    Here are the commands:

    Code:
    UnpackSDC 1.1 (c) imagi
    Usage: UnpackSDC [SdcFile] [OutputDir] <skipcrc>
     SdcFile   - file to unpack
     OutputDir - directory to unpack to
     skipcrc   - when specified, crc check will be skipped
    
    If you still don't know how to unpack, just download the attachment below, extract the files to the same folder where the .sdc file(s) are, and run the "unpack.cmd" file.

    "unpack.cmd" is a small batch file I wrote, that automatically unpacks all .sdc files, in the current directory.
    Enjoy! :D
     

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  12. tbonpc

    tbonpc MDL Novice

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    Sweet! Hey thanks , that was way easy. Nice script, will keep this handy for sure.
     
  13. Beowulf

    Beowulf MDL Member

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    #13 Beowulf, Jan 22, 2010
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    Thanks Crypto::worthy: i really wanted to get my hands on this Software:
    Code:
    UnpackSDC [SdcFile] [OutputDir] <skipcrc>
    SdcFile - file to unpack
    OutputDir - directory to unpack to
    skipcrc - when specified, crc check will be skipped
    My method was to extract the unpacksdc that was in unpacksdc.zip to C: and place the compressed sdc file
    in the same directory , and ran this CMD.
    Why would anyone compress the ISO to another format, hope this Win2000 Pro doesn't require a Product key.:)
     
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  14. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    #15 NICK@NUMBER11, Nov 4, 2010
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    dont able to unzip this file?
     
  15. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    -Rename the EN_WIN2000_PRO_SP4.sdc file you downloaded to something short like sp4.sdc
    -Move or copy the sp4.spc file to the root of c: using windows explorer.
    -Unzip and copy the unpacksdc.exe file you downloaded to the root of c:
    -Open the run box- type in cmd and press enter
    -Once in the DOS window- type in cd\ press enter key- you should be at c:\> now.
    -Type in unpacksdc.exe sp4.sdc c:
    -This will extract the iso to the root of c:
    -You're done.

    Optional.... now open the ISO image with Power ISO and mod the setupp.ini in the i386 folder to whatever version- retail, OEM, VLK of Win2K you want and save.
     
  16. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    Thanks for the DL links crypto.
    Always good to have another clean ISO in the archives :D
     
  17. david86

    david86 MDL Novice

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    Useful information for all who are trying to unpack sdc file with unpacksdc 1.1: you need microsoft .net framework installed first.

    BTW iso of win 2000 pro, inside sdc file, is real deal. :D
     
  18. Dukers

    Dukers MDL Member

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    #19 Dukers, Mar 5, 2011
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    Does anyone have Windows 2000 file information (iso names, sha1s) and magic download links/torrents/whatever to the pt-br version?
     
  19. LopezGeek

    LopezGeek MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much, Crypto!! :worthy:
     
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