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    Hardware Guru TZ Veteran shadow_warez's Avatar
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    network problem

    im trying to use my old P 2 350 as a cheap but constant fileserver how cna i connect to it if all my other High end systems are running nt like 2000 pro, or xp pro? ivtryed a few apps like Pc anywere more trouble then its worth, lol i used to be a master of 98 but its been too long since i actualy found a proper use for it i nmy networks, my old sys cant really handel any other os properly without some compatablitly Glitches any ides would be great,


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    Why not install WIndows 2000 Advanced server on your old PC?
    Just an idea. I mean if you want to use it as a file server, then why not install an OS that is meant for file serving?
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    I concur with Boogers suggestion, WIndows 2000 Advanced server would do exactly what your after
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    i know lol

    i have hat one too, (lol) but my machine can barely handel xp, but i shall try i have 340 mrgs of mem in the beast,


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    Give this a try if you have not already..

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    The system requirements for windows 2000 Pro:

    Windows 2000 Advanced Server:

    133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
    256 MB of RAM recommended minimum (128 MB minimum supported; 8 GB maximum).
    2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 1.0 GB free space. (Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network.)
    Windows 2000 Advanced Server supports up to eight CPUs on one machine.
    I think from what you have written, that your old system is far above the minimum. Just turn off any non essential services, run the updates, defrag often and I think it will serve the purpose of serving files. I would recommend getting the fastest Hard Drive possible, and using a RAID configuration, again if that is possible. Tinker seems to be on to that windows 98 XP guide. He can also offer advice on the RAID configuration.
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    Last edited by Big Booger; October 29th, 2002 at 00:09 AM.

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