I am glad to see this thread. I must be one of the only 3 people in the world that are still using Windows 2000. I have some old software (remember 8 character file name limitation?) that does what I need better than anything since that will not run well even on XP. I also have a flatbed scanner that scans better than any of the current multifunction scanners now available. I also find Windows 2000 to be the most stable and generally "smoothest" OS ever from Redmond. Guess what! I am still receiving security updates for this OS. Were it not for lack of support by application developers, I would still be using this as my primary OS.