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need chipset drivers for windows 2000 pro

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    So I installed Windows 2000 pro as a temporary placeholder for Windows XP until I can reformat again with it. Well, what I need are chipset drivers for my motherboard. I went to Intel's webside and downloaded the correct drivers, yet when I go to install them, they say my operating system in not supported. I need these drivers because my Video Card thinks it's on a PCI bus (rather than agp8x) without these chipset drivers.
     
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    I got a D865 board, it's in my specs
     
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    Right, that link is to your board. My 845 comment was just because that's the last Intel board I owned, and the chipset drivers were listed as INF on their site. I see an INF in those 865PESO files, too. So, I'm assuming it's the same with yours.

    EDIT: Made it even easier. http://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/so/infinst_enu.exe
     
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    Strangely enough I downloaded the exact same chipset drivers from the same place, and this time it installed. Wierd... I guess you just install all other drivers before the chipset drivers with 2000...
     
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    Now that is weird.

    How do you like 2000, btw. I've been considering it for benching and possibly gaming.
     
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    Eh, it's decent. It doesn't look as good as Windows XP though, and after all drivers and updates installed, I still get around 120MB memory useage, but that's without any tweaking. For me, it takes 3.08GB of hard drive space after all updates and drivers, nothing else.
     
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    I wonder if any skinning proggies work on it. I hate that "Classic" look. lol.
     
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    Super Pi 1M calculation takes 54 seconds vs 43 seconds in XP. Again, I didn't tweak yet.
     
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    Did you update it to SP4 (I think that's the newest, anyway)?
     
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    I tried skinning Win2000 with Window Blinds once. It didn't work to well. It only skinned parts of things, and you were still left with some of the classic skin.
     
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    I was thinking about installing it and giving Aston Desktop a try.
     
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    I use windows 2000 on my laptop at work. Not too much a huge fan, but this is a locked laptop by the GE company so not much I Can do. I can say it feels more secure than XP or Vista.
     
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    Totally.
     
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