I guess that I don't understand upgrading hardware in 2008...to run Win 2K.
Win 2K runs on systems with 1/10th the power and RAM...
It's a cost issue, mostly. I don't have much money and it's what I already have. And I'm not upgrading my hardware, I'm replacing it as it's crapped out.
I did mention it though for the purpose of seeing if I really do need to get a newer OS. Is that the consensus here?
I'd hate to have a computer built with all parts under $80 and then spend over $100 on an OS when I have one that is admittedly old but still runs everything. If there are (legal) OS solutions that can keep me under $500, I'm all for it.
Here's the full product names from NewEgg:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2.4GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
Motherboard: MSI K9N4 SLI-F AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Memory: G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Video Card: PNY VCG7300GXPB GeForce 7300GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
DVD Burner: SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
Power Supply: Rosewill RP500-2 ATX12V v2.01 500W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC