Where can I download Microsoft Windows 2000 (OS)?

Hello, I have some workstation running Windows 2000 and I have lost the CD. Does anybody know where can I download an ISO image of the CD?

Any help will be appreciated!!!!!

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ZJuanSAsked:
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willettmeisterCommented:
I don't think that you can legally unless you have a current volume license subscription.
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WidescreenJohnCommented:
@willettmeister:

Wait ... what???  Microsoft really does still make it available?   o_O
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
ZJuanS,

Your legal options are:
1.  locate your lost CDs
2.  Contact the vendor who sold the PC and request a replacement (they MAY provide one for a minimal fee)
3.  Contact Microsoft and see if they have any way of obtaining a replacement CD for your system
4.  Look on e-bay for sales of 2000 software (TECHNICALLY, all software sold on e-bay SHOULD be legit, REALITY may be very different, however, since it is possible to obtain a legal copy through e-bay it is a valid answer).
5.  If you have an appropriate volume license, you may be able to download a copy from Microsoft through your volume license agreement.

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ZJuanSAuthor Commented:
I think I may not be able to find the original CD.

My boss claims that he put a copy of the CD on our network as we do with other OS.  I have burned the files that we have on that network folder. When I put the CD in the CD room and try to boot the pc from it, it does not work. I have tried in different pcs and it does not work either. I noticed that I does work when I am log on in windows.
I am afraid of starting the reinstalation from inside windows since it is obvious that the cd is missing something..

Anyways, If I dont find a quick solotuion, I will try to purchase some XP licenses since Win 2000 it not even supported by Microsoft anymore..

THANKS for your ASSISTANCE!!!!!!

JS
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you have a copy on the network, then you can try to recreate the CD using nLite (I think it works for Windows 2000).  The problem is just copying files to the CD will not make it bootable.  You need to include a boot sector on the CD - When nLite makes a CD it is bootable, but I don't recall if it's because it copies the boot sector or simply knows to write one.

You can also create boot floppies and install them from that.  See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197063

Finally, if you must install 2000, then you can format the drive as FAT32, create a DOS boot floppy, copy the contents of the CD you make to the hard disk, and run setup manually off that.
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ZJuanSAuthor Commented:
Hey Leew,

Thanks!! I have created the bootable cd using nLite. It is working now...

Also, thanks everybody for your assistance. I really apreciate it!!!!!!

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ZJuanSAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for your assistance!!

JS
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