Y is 2000 soooo slow?

Andyddr

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Okay so I go out and buy 2000 Advanced Server (cause I can).
I install it and get the latest drivers off the net etc.
Now it takes 4 times longer to load compaired to Win98se and as long to shut-down. I can`t even use my suspend-to-ram goodie anymore.

What the hell did I downgrade for? Stability? Win98se has crashed on me maybe 5 times in two years, during normal use, never. It lookes gr8 and has a VERY nice feel to it....all round and shiney, but I`ll rather take performance of Win98se.

Does XP use the NT code or is it going to be more of a WinMe operational system? I hear everytime you want to reinstall you need to contact Microsoft to ask permission.....wtf...


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So how much did you pay for advanced server?

I bet your just another warez kiddie LOL....

If you had a brain in your head you would know what the difference is beetween server and AD server.

Unless your using more than 4 processors, 8 gig of ram and clustering you just wasted a couple thousand bucks, or a few hours downloading it from your little warez site....

I looked on microsofts site just for the hell of it and AD server costs 4 grand, you must be a moron if you bought it, otherwise your just a warez kiddie and will get no help from me.

/ProductOverview.asp]http://shop.microsoft.com/Products/Products_Feed/Online/Windows2000AdvancedServer[10188]/ProductOverview.asp
 
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Win2k is by no means slow. Loading and shutting down yes, but the added stability is worth it. If you've only had a handful of crashes with Win98se then by all means go back to it. I don't think you would have been retarded enough to blow a few grand on advanced turd. To answer your question about xp read the review at http://computers.lycos.com/software/xp.asp I hate win2k coz I'm tired of waiting for SP2 and the bullshit you have to go through to get ACPI to work right without throwing every device on IRQ 7.
 

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Thanks for the link. The reason why I got Advanced Server is I might start my own small server and thought it was a good platform to upgrade on. I won $100 000.00 @ a charity draw and have the cash to spend on it.

Btw Mech you need more love in your life. Go hug a tree.

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Well there is on thing you kinda missed when comparing win98 to Win2k Advanced Server. Its the word "Server". Your not suppost to be shutting down your server, servers are intended to run 24/7/365. As for suppend to RAM another feature that a server is not intended to use. As for getting advanced server for a small business, I think just plan old Win2k server would have done just fine. It supports up to 4 procs and 8 gigs of ram. Another thing is that servers are not intended to be used in the console mode often, there are not workstations or PC's they are servers. Now if you want to user your nice shiney well performing win98 box to connect to your server then by all means do so, thats what your suppost to do!

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Unlike windows 2000 pro, the advanced server runs a million services in the background, plus during the install you probably installed DHCP, DNS, RAS, etc, etc. Like someone previously posted server is meant to run all the time, and should only be shut down incase of emergency.

Also server runs all applications in the background, (meaning most of the memory is used for such services as DNS, DHCP, etc.). I'm not sure why you changed from windows 98 to "

My suggestion is do some research before doing things that make no sense, first of all you should have bought the regular server, not the advanced server. Do you know what advanced server is mean for? you mentioned you want to start a small business, great.. good luck. But advanced server is not for you, unless your running a company with over 250 employees (looks like your no on the right track). Anyway I'm wasting my time explaining basic networking 101 to you.

Take a computer class, increase your knowledge.. you need it.

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"I won $100 000.00 @ a charity draw and have the cash to spend on it."

At this rate coupled with your intelligence in computing, your cash is going to be gone in no time.
 

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all I have to say is.
WOW,
You really bought it cause you can? you have no clue what it's for? Just cause the word advance is on it huh?
Do this...take it back. Get win2k Pro send me the other 3,700... I'll send you a little sticker says.

"Windows 2000 Ultra Professional Advance Server".

This way you get to look cool to your buddies?
And I get a trip to Australia out of it. LOL
ALSO, when people ask you why you gave me 3700 bucks?
say.
CAUSE I CAN !:)

Do enjoy that 100grand for the week you have it...if it lasts that long. LOL
 

Parid

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Two things you might want to check:

1. Services (like mentioned above) don't run what you don't need. Turning off unused services is good for security too.

2. Ram. Win2k server needs lots of ram. Under 128 your nuts, 256 is the minium I would run on a server thats acutaly going to be used to do a whole lot. Most of my servers at are 512. Win2k server likes ram, A LOT OF ram. Our file server has a whole gb of memory. Only 100 or so users and it's already running out. All it does is file shareing.

BTW: Windows 2000 Advanced server is only better due to it's support for more cpus and memory and clustering (but it dosen't sound like you will be custering any time soon).
Win2k Server, 4 cpus, 4gb of memory.
Win2k Adv Server, 8 cpus, 8gb of memory.
Win2k Datacenter Server, 32 cpus, 64gb of memory.
There might be some wierd stuff with terminal services (I have neever understood that licencing there) but you /really/ don't need advanced server.
 

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O - LOL x 999
Being is MCSE amongst other things this is the first thing that came to mind :)
I can't beleive that someone can be this stupit, so I am throwing my money into the warez kiddy pool :p
I don't, again, have to explain why it is 'sooo slow' since I recon you got the msg by now and should feel, erm well, [-peep-] stupit :p

I've got a speedy copy of Win 3.11 that I'll let go for about 3700 bucks, so gimme a shout...
 

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get in line behind me boyo!
ive got the original dos5.1 floppies! a steal for $1500
ill even throw in the dos manual for a very cool $500

LOL

"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created"~Darth Vader, Star wars
 

SnowWar

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I can also let my dos5.1 floppies go for around that price. It's still in the original box with manual etc.. :)

But the oke cannot do Windows networking with them now can he?... thats y I rather threw my Win 3.11 forward for sale. and besides he would make better use of the hardware that should be in that PC with 3.11 :p

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I've still got an early beta of Win95 on floppy disks. There must be fifty of 'em. I'll let them all go for $2000, some good grazing land in Montana, and a blonde under 140lbs with big ta-ta's who hates blue eye shadow. Any takers? <GRIN>

Toejam31

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<i>The reason why I got Advanced Server is I might start my own small server and thought it was a good platform to upgrade on </i>

If that's the case, you should have saved some $$ and picked up BackOffice Server 2000 Small Business Server. You can find it for around $1,500 for the 25 licenses job and you would get Exchange 2000, SQL 2000, W2K Server, etc.