Question by  KD (16)

Can I install Windows 2000 professional on a Dell Inspiron 1720?

I want to install windows 2000 professional on my Dell.


Answer by  Mturk85 (133)

The CPU of Dell Inspiron 1720 may be Intel Core2 Duo(Merom) T7500(2.2G), and the physic memory may be 2G DDR2 667. Based on these hardwares, it is totally applicable and available to install Windows 2000 professional systems. Actually there are not many limitations on the install of Windows 2000 systems. Your laptop can even fit Win7 system also.


Answer by  Keaki (26)

You can if you have enough hard drive space; however, since it has a 64bit processor try running Windows 7 as it is more compatible to today's applications.


Answer by  trigonometry (668)

Sure you can. Windows 2000 should run on most PC hardware. However, you might run into troubles if you don't have device drivers for particular hardware components of the Dell.


Answer by  Vladlen (358)

Technically there is no reason why you can not. But keep in mind, that Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Microsoft, so some of your notebook hardware may not work.


Answer by  Sabharish (1610)

Dell inspiron 1720 supports Windows 2000 professional surely. The only thing is you should get the required motherboard utility drivers for the windows 2000 operating system.


Answer by  SystemOwner (137)

Yes you can install Windows 2000 professional on a Dell Inspiron 1720. Although there are some issues you may encounter such us voiding of system warranty. It only support the pre-installed operating system. Another issue would the hardware drivers. You can use the Win XP drivers from Dell support site but there might be incompatibility issues for some devices.



No, you can not install windows 2000 because like the previous versions of intel pentium4 like intel dual core, core 2duo, dual core inside etc. you can install only vista and later versions.


Answer by  ArunVivek (143)

If you are having a Dell Inspiron1720 in Windows platform. Go to BIOS and Onboard devices->Flash Cache module->Change it to Off and the go to SATA operation and Change it to ATA. Save changes and exit out of the bios and check if its working


Answer by  vijayparttimejob (2254)

enter into BIOS. Once your are in BIOS go to Onboard devices->Flash Cache module->Change it to Off and the go to SATA operation and Change it to ATA.


Answer by  jkmavelil (76)

I think its not possible. Since its difficult to find the driver files of your laptop, for windows 2000. Also you will need a third party disk formatting tool to erase your current operating system. If these tasks can be done then you can replace your current operating system with windows 2000


Answer by  mahes (32209)

I have heard before that some graphic card were using DirectX 10. And on the website of DELL, the resource CD they sent to me contains the drivers for Windows Vista AND for Windows XP! As I have a long past with DELL computers.


Answer by  bgooof (2)

Yes, it is possible to install 2000 pro. However, you will need to make sure to install any drivers that windows does not automatically find.

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