Windows 2000 Support is Gone!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by basherhp2112, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. basherhp2112 macrumors member


    Jun 9, 2007
    Have you noticed Windows 2000 (W2K) has fallen off the Apple's Support map?

    Major applications like iTunes and QuickTime are no longer supported.:mad:

    Check out their Websites:



    You might ask how I found this out.:confused:

    I was playing with one of my old W2K computers and tried to watch a quicktime movie of iLife '08 through Firefox.

    Guess what, it didn't work and asked me to load an upgraded version.

    I thought no problem, click the link and download the 'latest and greatest'.

    Problem is that W2K is no longer supported as indicated by the QuickTime Webpage. (See posted link above.)

    I know W2K is old architecture, and I have since ordered a new 24" iMac that will be shipping to my home around August 14th.:D

    I guess I upgraded just in time...:rolleyes:

    So a word to the wise, make sure you are running at least Windows XP SP2 or Vista, because that is the only thing that Apple is supporting on the Windows side.

    I also noticed that the New Gigabit AirPort Express Base Station only works with Windows XP SP2 and Vista.

    Check the System Requirements in the link below.

    I hope this was educational...:cool:

    Bye Bye Windoze 2000...

  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    A word to the wise don't run Vista. Hsrdly surprising i mean it is 7 years old. The latest iTunes only supports back to 10.3.9 which is what 2.5 years old.

    Microsoft's view is

  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Hmmm, the iTunes site suggests it works with Win2k as long as you use QT 7.1.6 and not 7.2?

    Honestly, though, as nice as Win2k is, I guess in perspective, Apple does not exactly support Cheetah or Puma either, and barely supports Jaguar, all of which are newer than Win2k.

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