Windows 2000 Fresh Edition R2

Windows 2000 Fresh Edition R2
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows 2000 Fresh Edition R2
The desktop of Windows 2000 Fresh Edition R2
Original OSWindows 2000 SP4
Release dateAugust 1, 2010
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size409 MB
Download linkWindows 2000 Fresh Edition R2.iso
Date addedMay 21, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows 2000 Fresh Edition R2 is a bootleg Windows 2000 SP4 edition, which was created by DevilDay. It released to the forums and the WindowsMX forums, on August 1, 2010, and was added to the archive on May 21, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows 2000 SP4 ISO. It styles the OS with a brand new theme, mixed with Windows 7 elements. It adds many new programs and wallpapers. It comes with many updates, and system/registry tweaks. It is unattended, and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite

Changes from Windows 2000 SP4

Minor changes

  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The logos have been updated a little
  • New boot screen. A new dark beige color scheme has been applied to it, and the Windows logo is replaced with the Windows 7 one. The OS text is now in Segoe UI, and it has been updated with the appropriate OS name. The tagline is now "The last breath of NT 5.0". The copyright text has also been updated. The colors are dithered due to technical limitations
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default wallpaper
  • 16 new wallpapers included


  • 7-Zip 4.65
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 r53
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.7 r609
  • CCleaner 2.34.1200
  • Defraggler 1.20.201
  • FastStone Image Viewer 4.2
  • K-Lite Codec Pack Standard 6.2.0, and Real Alternative Lite 2.0.2
  • Java 6 Update 21


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1
  • Windows Media Player 9


Bootleg quirks

  • The bootleg was finalized on July 31, 2010, and released a day later.
  • The OS comes with 48-bit LBA patches. Also, explorer.exe has been patched to allow 32-bit icons in the notification area.
  • The Administrator account has a password on it by default. It's "1".
  • The default IE homepage has been changed to "".

CD contents and other info

  • There is a readme file on the CD root that explains the bootleg and what it adds.
  • The CD label is set to "W2K_FE_R2".