Howto run Windows 2000 on a 32M ram

There is no magical way to make your computer run any faster than it is capable of, but there is a way to cut out the bloat from Windows (besides switching to linux). Daniel Iverson got Windows 2000 to run pretty smoothly on 32M of RAM and documented a HOWTO so that everyone else that has one of these ancients can try it too!
I’d personally just throw linux on it and not worry about it anymore, but hey. Who am I to talk?
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  • But Gnome takes much more RAM than Windows 2000/XP. That’s long been proved.

  • But Gnome takes much more RAM than Windows 2000/XP. That’s long been proved.

  • darkmoon

    Gnome? please. Of all the window managers, you pick the biggest resource hog? At least go with fluxbox/blackbox. In any case, you can run a huge swap file so it doesn’t matter on either end.

  • darkmoon

    Gnome? please. Of all the window managers, you pick the biggest resource hog? At least go with fluxbox/blackbox. In any case, you can run a huge swap file so it doesn’t matter on either end.