up grade to windows 2000


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john A.

I have a w2000 cd and I want to update from w98. my
computer manufacturer, e-machines does not support w2000
and does not have a BIOS available for me to use to
configure my computer to run w2000. Can I get the w2000
BIOS somewhere on the web and download it? What can I do
that would be most simple and inexpensive?
 
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Samantha MacInnes [MSFT]

Hi John,

If E-machines does not support Windows 2000 on this particular model then
the best thing to do is to get a computer that is hardware compatible with
Windows 2000. It's very unlikely that you will find a BIOs from a
different vendor that will work on the E-machine, as most BIOS's are
created and updated by the hardware vendor.

Thanks,
--
Samantha MacInnes
Support Professional
Microsoft Setup Support
MCSE

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights.
Please reply to the newsgroup so that others may benefit. Thanks!
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Punk Kat Daddy ®

[posted and mailed]

I have a w2000 cd and I want to update from w98. my
computer manufacturer, e-machines does not support w2000
and does not have a BIOS available for me to use to
configure my computer to run w2000. Can I get the w2000
BIOS somewhere on the web and download it? What can I do
that would be most simple and inexpensive?
Your bios is on your bios chip! Your bios chip is on your motherboard!
Your motherboard manufacturer may support the bios upgrades! NOT E-
Machines!!! And it isn't called a w2000 bios, no such thing. Discover the
bios version and make and model of your motherboard and check for updates
of your chip from chips maker. There are probably only three possible
makers of your chip. Historically, the three main BIOS manufacturers have
been Phoenix Technologies, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), and Award
Software. Because Phoenix bought Award, it now dominates the BIOS market.
Some companies, such as Compaq, IBM, and Toshiba, make their own BIOSes.
You can identify your computer's BIOS maker by looking for an identifying
message as your machine initializes itself on startup. You also can open
the case and read the label on the BIOS chip.
If you can't get this far, I seriously doubt you will be able to flash your
own bios. Better know your beep codes!!! You got alot of learnin' to do.

You may be able to "STUFF" W2k into the darned thing but then you still
have to have drivers for working your hardware. Man you got a sooo much to
figure out!

And then, yes there is more...when you think you need to have the service
packs installed for all the vulnerabilities, so I don't serve you up a
trojan or send you null packets to port 445 and DOS your butt, you will
have a cow when your system grinds to a halt or your apps freeze and your
sound card fails and you can't even copy a cd anymore. You may think it is
your common control libraries 'cause you can't close a window but you just
got the best upgrade around. So what is it? It's your Emachine choking for
life from all that Microsoft bullcrap. Do you think they knew how to write
code in the first place? No, that's why there are so many updates. It all
just sucks and you are putting bad code on top of bad code that shouldn't
even be in your computer in the first place cause it's a load of outdated
non-upgradable hard-ly-ware.

You can go to the computer sales conventions and pick up a whole 'puter w/
a motherboard that can take it, probably for under $400.00. It's all the
same Chinese crap anyway......... Zzz..zzzzzzzz...zzzzzzz...zzzzzzzzzz.
 

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