How to Run Most if not All XP Programs in 2k

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How would one go about running most if not all Windows XP applications in Windows 2000? I mean, XP was based on 2000 in the after all, so you'd assume that their kernels are at least a bit similar. Also, am I the only one who thinks it's interesting that support for Windows 2000 ended in 2010, yet it seems like programs stopped supporting 2k long before that?

I've read about this: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-2000-oldcigarettes-windows-2000-xp-api-wrapper-pack.167843/

Does anyone know if it's safe, or how well it works?

Please reply soon, thank you.
 

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Windows XP was released on August 24, 2001. In the computer industry, 5 years is forever. And its been 14 years now. Official support finally ended a year ago. And that is why almost nobody supports it anymore. They really didn't want to support XP anymore starting in 2008 because Vista had been released on January 30, 2007. But people stayed away from Vista in droves, so companies had to continue to support XP.

A long 2.5 years went by after Vista was released before Windows 7 came out. That was July 22, 2009. Even after Windows 7 came out, so many people were still using Windows XP, that companies felt they had no choice but to support it. But over time, as Windows 7 increased its number of users, and no additional changes were being made to XP, companies quietly stopped supporting XP. The drivers for XP were still up, but they were no longer being updated.

And once that magical End of Life date for XP hit a year ago, a whole bunch of companies actually followed Microsoft's example, and pulled the XP drivers down. It was time for XP to die. It became a very good OS. But it also became a seriously outdated OS.

And if something that was used back in 2000 has not been updated for Windows 7 at a minimum, its probably not much of a program to talk about. Or there is something newer and better.
 

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Windows XP was released on August 24, 2001. In the computer industry, 5 years is forever. And its been 14 years now. Official support finally ended a year ago. And that is why almost nobody supports it anymore. They really didn't want to support XP anymore starting in 2008 because Vista had been released on January 30, 2007. But people stayed away from Vista in droves, so companies had to continue to support XP.

A long 2.5 years went by after Vista was released before Windows 7 came out. That was July 22, 2009. Even after Windows 7 came out, so many people were still using Windows XP, that companies felt they had no choice but to support it. But over time, as Windows 7 increased its number of users, and no additional changes were being made to XP, companies quietly stopped supporting XP. The drivers for XP were still up, but they were no longer being updated.

And once that magical End of Life date for XP hit a year ago, a whole bunch of companies actually followed Microsoft's example, and pulled the XP drivers down. It was time for XP to die. It became a very good OS. But it also became a seriously outdated OS.

And if something that was used back in 2000 has not been updated for Windows 7 at a minimum, its probably not much of a program to talk about. Or there is something newer and better.
 

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I already use modern versions of Windows, though I also collect and still use older machines, particularly for playing older games that will not run on modern versions of Windows, I have a copy of Windows 2000 and XP, though I like to use 2k over XP for older games, but at the same time, it would be nice for it to support some of my XP-only programs as well, thus I wouldn't have to jump from 2k to XP and vice versa. Do as you like, though I like older things just as much as newer things, and that's that.
 
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