Programs

This is a list of popular applications proved to work in Windows 2000. Some of them still support the OS officially, some don't support it but just work, others may require unofficial kernel and/or other modifications in order to run. Some of the programs may require Unofficial Updates Rollup.

You may need 7-Zip to unpack some of the packages.

Name / Version Download Requirements Notes
Adobe AIR Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup
Adobe Flash Player Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup
Blender PortableApps Unofficial Updates Rollup Portable edition.
CDBurnerXP Official website .NET Framework 2.0
Clonezilla Official website A very good open source alternative to Norton Ghost.
Dexpot Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup Use Application Compatibility Launcher to run Dropbox.
Dropbox Official website Dropbox supports Windows 2000 but Unofficial Updates Rollup is required for the Explorer context menu.
Evernote Dropbox Unofficial Updates Rollup
FileZilla Official website
PortableApps
foobar2000 Official website Use Application Compatibility Launcher to install Foobar2000. Some options may not work.
Foxit Reader Official website
PortableApps
GDI++ Dropbox ClearType for Windows 2000. If it does not start try to flip gdi++.dll with gdi++_sse.dll.
Google Chrome PortableApps Unofficial Updates Rollup Portable edition.
Google Earth FileHippo
K-Meleon Official website
Launchy 2.1.2 SourceForge The last version fully functional in W2K. Newer versions are unstable.
LibreOffice Official website
PortableApps
An open source alternative to MS Office.
Malware Defender 3.7.3.2 Dropbox The most recent software firewall compatible with Windows 2000.
Maxthon Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup
Mozilla Firefox Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup Detailed instructions.
Mozilla Thunderbird Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup Detailed instructions (same as Firefox).
Notepad++ Official website
PortableApps
Opera Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup
ProcessExplorer Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup
qBittorrent Official website
PortableApps
A light BitTorrent client, updated very often.
QupZilla Official website A very light and fast browser based on Webkit. A good alternative to outdated K-Meleon.
SmartTab Official website
Speccy Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup Portable edition.
Spybot - Search & Destroy PortableApps Unofficial Updates Rollup Portable edition
SRWare Iron Official website Unofficial Updates Rollup An alternative to Google Chrome based on the same engine. Some functions may not work.
Sumatra PDF Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup
TeraCopy Official website
TrayProdder 1.1.0.0 Dropbox .NET Framework 2.0 Adds Full Row Selection to Windows Explorer.
VLC Media Player Official website
PortableApps
Unofficial Updates Rollup

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