Win2000 vs. Win2000 Server

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I want to upgrade (or as the program tells me, downgrade)
to Win2000 from WinMe. I am sick an tired of WinMe
(problems with memory allocation and it freezes up all the
time).

The disk I have is Win2000 Server (and I also have a
Win2000 Advanced Server), but I don't have a basic Win2000
disk.

What are the major differences between the two?
Will Win2000 Server work for home usage?
Will Win2000 Server work on a laptop (PII, 300 MHz, 4.6 GB
HDD - 1G avail, 512 MB RAM)?

For some reason, Win2000 is more expensive than WinXP.
WinXP was $99 and Win200o was over $200. I would upgrade
to XP, except my computer does not meet the requirements.
I used Win2000 at work and had no problems (except
occasional driver compatability issues, which MS
eventually updated).
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Windows 2000 Pro and Server are basically the same guts, but Server is
    optimized for background things, like network services and such. The user
    interface is secondary for priority. It will 'work' the same, and there is
    a setting you can change to optimize for foreground applications instead of
    services, but from what I have seen it never performs the same for the UI as
    Pro does. I would not recommend you use Server.

    As for price, you were probably looking at the XP upgrade versus the 2000
    full license.. the XP full and 2000 full licenses are worth about the
    same...

    Jason

    "Dave" <hotdjdave@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:19e8901c41d4b$c90b2500$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > I want to upgrade (or as the program tells me, downgrade)
    > to Win2000 from WinMe. I am sick an tired of WinMe
    > (problems with memory allocation and it freezes up all the
    > time).
    >
    > The disk I have is Win2000 Server (and I also have a
    > Win2000 Advanced Server), but I don't have a basic Win2000
    > disk.
    >
    > What are the major differences between the two?
    > Will Win2000 Server work for home usage?
    > Will Win2000 Server work on a laptop (PII, 300 MHz, 4.6 GB
    > HDD - 1G avail, 512 MB RAM)?
    >
    > For some reason, Win2000 is more expensive than WinXP.
    > WinXP was $99 and Win200o was over $200. I would upgrade
    > to XP, except my computer does not meet the requirements.
    > I used Win2000 at work and had no problems (except
    > occasional driver compatability issues, which MS
    > eventually updated).
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