ok tried to get the service pack 4 for windows 2000
i tried copying it straight off the website to disk
when i try to load it on the laptop it says drive is unaccesable
so i downloaded it onto this computer (vista)
then i extracted the files, then with the files made an iso image and burnt the image onto the cd
i can open and see the files but do nothing else, wont boot up the cd, and when i try and load anything thats on there it doesnt do anything
ok now ive just found this
You cannot install Windows 2000 with SP4 on computers that are already running Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows 2000 with Server Appliance Kit unless you reinstall the operating system.
If you install Windows 2000 with SP4, your computer is set to 128-bit encryption. This provides better online and local security and brings your computer up to the current worldwide standard. After you install Windows 2000 with SP4, you cannot revert to 56-bit encryption on your computer unless you reformat the hard drive and install Windows 2000 or Windows 2000 with SP1. Windows 2000 with SP2, SP3, or SP4 updates your computer to 128-bit encryption.
If you install Windows 2000 with SP4, you will not be able to uninstall SP4 unless you uninstall Windows 2000.
1.1 What Is in This Product
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 provides you with an installation of the Windows 2000 operating system that is integrated with SP4. This means that Windows and the service pack are installed simultaneously.
The SP4 files are a collection of updates for Windows 2000. These updates address the following areas of Windows 2000 functionality:
Operating system reliability
Windows 2000 Setup
For additional information about Windows 2000 and SP4, see the resources listed in this section
so with my cd with the iso image should i boot it from the cd and re install windows 2000?