How to Install Windows 2000 on macOS using VMware Fusion

This article shows you the steps to run Windows 2000 in a new virtual machine using VMware Fusion 12 Pro on macOS operating system on a Mac.

After creating a new virtual machine on your system with VMware Fusion virtualization software, you can install the Windows 2000 operating system by watching this video tutorial or by following the steps below.

Step 1: After installing and opening VMware Fusion Pro, select Create a custom virtual machine in the virtual machine setup options and continue with Continue.

Step 2: In the Guest operating system selection window, select the Windows 2000 system and click Continue again.

Step 3: Check the Legacy BIOS type in the firmware type selection window and continue.

Step 4: Continue with the Create a new virtual disk option for a clean Windows 2000 installation in the virtual disk selection window.

Step 5: Click Customize Settings to better configure the settings of hardware devices in the window showing the summary information of the virtual machine.

Step 6: When the Save As window opens, specify the location where you want to save your virtual computer or use the default location.

Step 7: When the settings of the Windows 2000 guest machine are opened, click Processors & Memory and configure 1 virtual processor and 1 GB RAM size to your virtual system.

Step 8: Open the Network Adapter hardware settings and configure the virtual network adapter type as Ethernet. You can access your host’s local network using Ethernet on the guest machine.

Step 9: Finally, click on the CD/DVD (SATA) device and add the Windows 2000 ISO file you downloaded to your Mac to the virtual machine.

Step 10: Close the settings of the Windows 2000 virtual machine and run your guest machine in the Fusion program and start the installation.

Step 11: After installing Windows 2000, install the KB835732 update and restart your system before clicking Virtual Machine / Install VMware Tools in the Fusion tool menu.

Step 12: After installing KB835732, click Virtual Machine / Install VMware Tools from the tool menu this time.

Step 13: After installing VMware Tools, you can fit the screen resolution of the Windows 2000 guest machine to the full screen and transfer files between the host and the VM.

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