Win2K Pro License

Where do I find the Windows 2000 Professional License? I have been searching the web for a while and I can’t seem to find it.

I need to know if it legal to have the same copy of win2k installed on two machines. I think it is as they changed the license when they release WinXP.

I’m pretty sure that you can do it, but it micro$oft might not like it. If you have win2k, then just start the install on the second machine and look through the license.

In all but 30 seconds :wink:,GGGL:2005-09,GGGL:en&q=Windows%202000%20license&sa=N&tab=wf

And you will need a seperate license per installation. Personally for those prices you’re better off buying XP.

Search for “Windows 2000 EULA” (without the quotes)

There’s nothing about 2000 that will prevent you from installing it on more than one machine (there is no product activation like XP) … but it looks like you are not licensed to install it on two machines at the same time (even if you are only using one at any one time).

  1. GRANT OF LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following

    • Software Installation and Use. You may only install,
      use, access, display and run one (1) copy of the SOFTWARE
      PRODUCT on the COMPUTER.

    • Storage/Network Use. The SOFTWARE PRODUCT may not be
      installed, accessed, displayed, run, shared or used
      concurrently on or from different computers, including a
      workstation, terminal or other digital electronic device
      (“Devices”) . Notwithstanding the foregoing and except as
      otherwise provided below, any number of Devices, may access
      or otherwise utilize the file and print services and
      internet information services of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, if

      If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is Windows 2000, you may use
      the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a single COMPUTER as interactive
      workstation software, but not as server software. However,
      you may permit a maximum of ten (10) Devices to connect to
      the COMPUTER to access and use services of the SOFTWARE
      PRODUCT, such as file and print services and internet
      information services. The ten-connection maximum includes
      any indirect connections made through other software or
      hardware which pools or aggregates connections.

(the rest cut for brevity)

XP probably won’t run on this computer. It is a very old Pentium 2.

then spend the money on an upgrade :wink:

In my opinion, Win2K is the worst OS ever.


Windows ME
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT =>3

Need I say more?

I have it on my laptop, and I don’t really see anything bad about it, except for the nesting start menu categories. And though NTFS is a fairly advanced filesystem, I don’t like that I can’t write to it from Knoppix (not without risk anyhow.)