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  1. Tripredacus: Is the 64-bit version a bugfest? No driver support? Just checking.
  2. I don't need any advanced features, and I see that there's actually a thread on converting the server version to a desktop. I want the extra processors support that Win2k doesn't have natively, and the better driver support for newer hardware. I have multiple versions of Windows Server to use as upgrade discs, going back to NT 3.51, NT 4, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, so I could do an upgrade package if any such exists for Windows 2003 server. Thanks in advance for ideas / links to discussion topics.
  3. If you're running 32-bit applications, I was wondering how much gain you would see from running a 64-bit OS on the same processor. I know the gains can be quite large with 64-bit gaming applications or video editing, but in the most extreme counter example, I can't imagine that it would make any difference with notepad / wordpad, small apps. My concern is that if I upgrade to later OSs, I just start paying for software all over again, feeling the need to have 64-bit software that wouldn't offer much in the way of value. What's the best case for 64-bit if you're just doing 2-D video or at most watching a Blu-Ray movie? I have a new and expensive RAID controller with both 32 and 64 bit driver versions for Windows, Linux and other OSs that I'm planning to install, so that's one motivation for asking. I'm trying to get a sense of the tradeoff of faster 64-bit drivers versus the extra bloat of newer versions of windows. Are the benefits of 64-bit overpowered by the bloat, or not? Thanks.
  4. W2k Adv Srv install issues.

    tomasz86: Thanks for providing the link ...
  5. W2k Adv Srv install issues.

    If anyone could provide me with a direct link to the file "HFSLIP_ia.7z", that wouild be great. Googled it and came up with nothing.
  6. W2k Adv Srv install issues.

    Phenomic: Well, seeing as how I have two of these boards, I'm really looking forward to finding a way of making it work. There is no floppy header, so there's no F6 driver disk opportunity for me. I actually have an add-in PATA/FDD controller card available, but I have few hopes it would be good for much. I find it very curious that the DVD/CD-ROM is supported via the same SATA III port that fails with the HDD.
  7. W2k Adv Srv install issues.

    Have not found these just yet. I assume that if I have rollup files from years ago I should just dump everything and start afresh? Would love to see your beta 5.2.
  8. I know this is similar to another question asked here, but here goes. GIGABYTE 880GA-UD3H with just CD-ROM and HDD as the minimal install configuration. Set to IDE mode, setup stops at "Starting Windows 2000". I've tried this with a SATA drive and also a PATA drive, same result. Interestingly, the PATA drive had a 10 year old Win2k install from a Chaintek board, and the machine actually started booting Win2k until a BSOD while attempting to load a device driver it had no chance of loading. So it's obvious that the board has no problem with seeing or talking with a hard drive. I deleted the partitions on the old PATA drive so I can't try the startup again. I even tried this with an Adaptec 2940 and a SCSI drive, since that's supposedly one of the built-in drivers and got some curious results. Initially the adapter sucessfully installs a "C" drive and announces "bios installed", but if you do the "Ctrl-A" during startup the card won't enter the SCSI manager, saying it's not recognized by the system or some such. Back to W2k ... Win2k Advanced Server has to be a scratch install and cannot be an upgrade. I've never tried to get the kinks out of the .NET framework, so I've never gotten nLite to work for me. Suggestions? If there's a laundry list of everything you need listed in one place with links to various rollups, etc., I suppose that would also help.
  9. The ones I mentioned list support for "OS Support -- Extensive support includes Microsoft® Windows® Vista/Server 2003/2000/XP, Linux® and more. Visit the LSI download Center for the most complete list of supported operating systems: lsi.com/support."
  10. I'm upgrading from a mainboard with a PCI-X (way old) ARECA controller and I'm trying to sort out some options. None of the PCIe 3.0 controllers are going to offer support for Win2k, so that leaves me with PCIe 2.0. Of the SATA III controllers offering Raid 50 and 60 that I've seen, these are the only two that offer support for at least eight drives via internal connectors with a half gig of cache: MegaRAID SAS 9260-16i http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9260-16i.aspx MegaRAID SAS9280-16i4e http://www.lsi.com/products/storagecomponents/Pages/MegaRAIDSAS9280-16i4e.aspx Intel has one supporting eight drives but only 256mb cache. If you know of additional controllers I'm missing, please let me know.
  11. Browncoat: So you're saying that new video adapters can use old drivers. OK.
  12. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204025%20600030348&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=express&page=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=48|14-125-374^14-125-374-TS%2C14-121-484^14-121-484-TS%2C14-125-392^14-125-392-TS%2C14-130-605^14-130-605-TS%2C14-130-592^14-130-592-TS Any of these work? (Hope the URL does ...)
  13. Most adapters nowadays have HDMI ports and DRM drivers, so I was wondering what video adapters I should be looking for for my Win2k machines? I'm not a gamer, and just need to drive a flat panel display via DVI.
  14. Browncoat: These are allegedly new in box, so I hope at least one of them works. It will tell me whether I can continue down this current track, at least.
  15. Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H Rev. 3.1 Just found an eBay seller with two of these, and they're en route to me now. Wish me luck!