Installing Windows 2000 Advanced Server on a new System with Serial ATA drives and a PCIe bus, is it possible?
Posted on 2004-08-25
I ordered a powerful desktop machine with Windows XP on it intending to wipe it clean and install a server OS. The OS I have a license for is Windows 2000 Advanced Server. So far I can't even get the install program to find my hard drives. This machine is a new Intel based desktop with a PCIe bus and Serial ATA hard drives in a raid 1 configuration. I searched around for updated install disks, but I've had no luck. Is there any way to install Windows 2000 on a machine like this, or do I have to buy a Windows Server 2003 OS? If I do, are there any special install considerations for 2003? PCIe is very new, and Serial ATA is relatively new. I'm a little worried I may not get a server OS onto this thing at all.