Windows 2000 is a computer operating system released by Microsoft. It is designed for use in a more professional setting as it was designed with businesses and computer technicians in mind. Windows 2000 can be a great operating system for running a high quality network in your own home. Upgrading to Windows 2000 from Windows 98 is a process that Microsoft has thankfully simplified.
Before upgrading to Windows 2000 from Windows 98, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements needed to run your new operating system efficiently. You will need to have a computer processor that is at least 133MHz in speed, between 64MB (the minimum recommended) and 4GB (the maximum supported) RAM and at least 2GB of free hard drive space.
The next step is to place the Windows 2000 installation CD in your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Once the drive's disc tray is closed, a dialog box will pop up onscreen, asking if you would like to upgrade your system to Windows 2000. Click "Yes" and the upgrade process begins. By following the instructions onscreen (which requires little more than clicking "Yes" a few more times), your new operating system will be installed from the CD. Depending on the speed of your CD-ROM drive and your computer, this could take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to more than an hour.
It is also important to consider whether upgrading to Windows 2000 is the correct choice. Windows 2000 is designed with a professional setting in mind and more casual computer users would not find use in many of its features. Windows ME or Windows XP would be better suited for personal home use. If you are not operating some kind of a network with the computer you are installing Windows 2000 on, there really is little need to use the operating system over something more consumer friendly like Windows XP.