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Some first info from a magazine on memory and disk requirements:

  NT4 with SP3 Windows 2000
System memory (RAM) in
use after bootup

19 MByte

39 MByte

disk usage for the
installation of the OS

150 MByte

400 MByte

If you are familiar with Windows95/98 and with WindowsNT4, you should have
no problem using Windows2000, since the functionality is very similar, except:
You might have problems to locate the functionality, since most of the windows for
configuration have been moved around to different locations.

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Let me first present the major differences between Windows95/98, Windows NT4 and Windows2000:

  Windows95/98: Windows NT4: Windows 2000:
(no strong security
NO security )
Strong Security via
User Management
Strong Security via
User Management and
User Permissions
Logging On
via TweakUI via TweakUI via a Default User
Plug-and-Play Fully supported Limited Support Fully supported
Disk Quota Not Supported Not Supported Fully supported
IP-address assignment
Windows95: Not supported
Windows98: Supported with
long delays during startup
Not Supported Supported with no
delay during startup
USB support Windows95 OSR 2.1:
Windows98: fully supported
usable for networking
Not Supported Fully Supported
usable for networking
Internet Connection
Windows95/98: Not Supported
Windows98Se/ME: supported
Not Supported Supported
Restarts on Change
of configuration
on any change on any change only on some changes

Commercial Message:

- Windows 2000 User Management (updated : June 3, 2001 )
Windows 2000 User Permissions
Windows 2000 Automatically Log On

There is a Step-by-Step procedure guiding you through a basic network setup and usage.

Ethernet / Local Area Networking
- Windows 2000 Network Card Installation (created Sept.2001)
- Windows 2000 Network Verification (created Jan.29,2000)
- Windows 2000 TCP/IP protocol (updated Feb. 18, 2001 )
- Windows 2000 / XP WNTIPCFG (created Dec. 14, 2002)
- Windows 2000 Professional TCP/IP Routing (created may 1, 2001)
- Windows 2000 Re-New Dynamic IP-address (created Feb. 18,2001)
- Windows 2000 Disabling Auto IP-address generation (updated May.1,2001)
- Windows 2000 : Computers Near Me (Network Neighborhood) (created jan.29,2000)
- Windows 2000 Network Sharing (updated Sept. 16, 2001 )
- Windows 2000 Network Access / Mapping (created Jan.29,2000)
- NT4/2000 Restart/Rebot with mapped Network drivers (created May 1, 2001)
- Windows 2000 Deep Mapping (created April 17,2001)

- Networking between Windows2000 and Windows95/98 (created May 25,2001 )
- Windows 2000 Prof. joining an NT4 Server Domain (created April 13,2001)
- Windows 2000 Prof. logging on to an NT4 Domain-Server (modified May 1,2001)
- WLAN - Wireless networking (created Sept. 6, 2003)

Dial-Up Networking / Internet Connection
- Modem Verification (created Jan.23,2000)
- Definition of Dial-Up Connection (to the Internet) (created Jan.23,2000)
- Configuration of Dial-Up Connection (created Jan.23,2000)
- Making a Dial-Up Connection (created Jan.23,2000)
- Internet Connection Sharing (updated July 28,2001)
- Personal Firewall (created Nov. 1, 2000)
Incoming Modem connections
- Definition of Modem Server (created Feb. 12,2000)
- Configuration of Incoming Connection (created Feb.12,2000)
- Getting an Incoming Call (created Feb.12,2000)
- Incoming Modem connection not active after a Reboot
- Win95/98 Connecting to Windows2000 (created Feb. 12,2000)
- More Information/Help on "Incoming Connections" (created Feb.19,2000)
- Windows 2000 Server: Inbound Connections via RRAS (created Feb.20,2000)
for information on VPN : www.vpnlabs.com

Direct Cable Connection
- Windows 2000 DCC and ICS ??? (updated : Feb 27, 2003)
- More Information/Help on "Incoming Connections" (created Feb.19,2000)
ADSL via Network Card (created Sept. 9,2001 )
Non Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing for ADSL (created Sept. 2,2001)
(or Cable-Modem), basic setup is the same on Windows2000 as on Win9x.
Alternative access software for ADSL / Cable-Modems : RASPPPOE (created Nov.1, 2001)

USB-Networking : Introduction (created : Jan. 7, 2001 )
Windows2000 USB Networking Installation (created May 1, 2001)
Mixed Ethernet and USB networks (created May 1,2001)
TCP/IP in Mixed Ethernet and USB networks (created May 1, 2001)
WLAN Wireless Networking (created Aug.31, 2002)

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