Transferring the information on your Windows 2000 computer to install it to a new PC saves you time and effort, enabling you to move your programs without significant delay. Accomplish this by using the "Backup and Restore" feature in the Windows operating system, allowing you to move your Windows 2000 information to a new computer in around an hour or less.
Click "Start," "Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and click "Backup."
Click the option to back up "All information on this computer."
Select the Desktop as the location to store your backup.
Click "Now" when asked when you wish to create the backup file.
Insert the USB drive into the computer. Drag and drop the backup file to the USB drive.
Insert the Windows 2000 installation CD into the new computer. Reboot the computer and press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Press "Enter" at the first screen, "F8" at the second, highlight the drive to which you wish to install Windows 2000 and press "Enter."
Input your product key, computer name and network information to finalize the basic installation. Insert the USB drive into the new computer.
Click "Start," "Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools" and click "Backup." Click "Restore" and select the backup file on the USB drive. Click "Restore files to original location" and press "Finish."