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Thread: Converting Windows 2000 Server to PlainJane

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    Question Converting Windows 2000 Server to PlainJane

    It's me again, still working on the project of giving second hand computers to the disabled and elderly in my little corner of the world.
    I have been into this one already, a Dell Dimension 4100, P3 1000, I made a hard drive swap to a 98SE, now am going into the config portion, dropping out server devices....one step at a time. It looks doable but I am sure there are things I really need to know that I have no idea about. I will spend some time looking it up on Dell now, checking settings and such. I would like it to end up being my tester for the second hand hard drives I clean up, driver downloads, programs I use, etc.
    Any info will be useful, I have never converted a server before.
    Thanks

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    I have never converted a server before
    Well a server is just a computer (usually with higher than normal specifications) so there should generally be no intrinsic problem.

    Similarly, such server software is just an operating system - that expects to have higher than normal hardware underpinning it.

    Large drives can be problematic on older systems and too much RAM (>512MB) can be problematic on the DOS-based OSes such as Win98 but as long as you can get the drivers for the hardware, going back in time to Win98 on a P3 should not be problematic.

    Dell Dimension 4100 Drivers/Downloads for Win98
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