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Windows 2000 is starting up
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32) Windows 2000 is starting up: (Image 4.1)

The moment we have all been waiting for, Windows 2000 Professional is starting up "for the first time." Remember that quoted statement with Windows 95 setup?

Network Wizard
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33) Network Wizard: (Image 4.2)

Windows 2000 Network ID Wizard is displayed with the option of canceling or selecting Next.

I chose Next here.

Click Back
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34) Click Back: (Image 4.3)

At this point, an initial option was not offered.

Click the Back button to see it.

Choose your option
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35) Choose your option: (Image 4.4)

Here, I choose to select the second option of The computer is part of a home network and not part of a business network.

Does it make any difference? Not sure, but it makes me feel better.

After choosing your option, select Next to continue.

Auto Login
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36) Auto Login: (Image 4.5)

Windows 2000 offers the ability for you, right now, to create a user account, password it, and "always login" as this person.

This is what I "usually" do as I have no worries about anyone in the house cracking the system, but if your circumstances warrant it, I would not have auto login enabled. However, you should still create a "normal" user account and not always use the Administrator account for daily activities.

NEVER leave an account unpassworded.

Windows 2000
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37) Windows 2000 Desktop: (Image 4.6)

Since I chose to auto login, I did not get the pop up dialog asking for password.

The desktop is now displayed!

I hope this gave you some insight as how "easy" it really is to install Windows 2000.


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