How can I install Windows 2000 on a machine with less than 64MB of memory?

A. By default you need 64MB of memory installed on the machine to install Windows 2000 Server, however this limitation can be got round.

  1. Copy the Windows 2000 I386 installation structure to a harddisk/network drive.
  2. Edit the file TXTSETUP.SIF located in the root of the I386 structure
  3. Search for RequiredMemory
  4. Edit the line which allows you to change the amount of memory however only change if you know what you are doing!
  5. Save the file
  6. Install as normal

Be aware that this will not work with upgrades/installs using winnt32.exe, only winnt.exe.

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