When installing Windows 2000 watch the file copy window after setup of the network interface
card. This would be the last copy before it is finished installing. The install window will stop
being the active window as it is running a background task. Just click on the window to make it
active again. This may happen once or twice during the install. If you do this you can greatly
speed up the install of Windows. It seems that Microsft forgot to make the window active again
which means it gets background task priority, slowing the install down.
This was first published in December 2001