Installing Windows 2000 on an SD Card

A fun little project I did to resurrect my old laptop.
Windows 2000 was installed on a Gateway 200ARC with a 1.40GHZ Pentium M and 2GB of RAM using an SD card as its main boot volume.

Parts used:
Secure Digital SD SDHC SDXC MMC Memory Card to IDE 2.5″ 2.5 Inch 44P 44 Pin Male Adapter Converter, SD 3.0

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGNYXQ0/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS32GSDHC10E)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKNF0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Find Drivers For Older hardware (Everest):
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/everest_free_edition.html

Unofficial Windows 2000 Service Packs and update Rollups:
http://www.windows2000.tk/

My personally compiled Gateway 200arc driver package for Windows 2000:
-not available, this link totally fucked my dropbox account-

Run Modern Firefox on Win2k:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2482475

Win 2k Adobe Flash Player Hack (Must use version listed):
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1012569

Music Used:
BetaMaster – Alcohol 120 1.9.6
AGES – Prey 1.0 10trn
ACME – Acronis TrueImage 10kg


Also: When using this SD card adapter, try to avoid using stand by mode when using windows 2000. This can cause file corruption and windows will force a restart (and display the hilarious “Unknown Hard Error” message) and run chkdsk on bootup. This wont render the drive unbootable but should be avoided.

And no, Windows 2000 does not have TRIM support =(

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