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Task Number 1

Download VirtualBox

Install it on your PC.

Task Number 2

Find your old Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM.  Stick it in the drive.  Don't let it run (duh!).

Click the New button on VirtualBox.

Click Show and watch with wonder as it proceeds to load Windows 2000.  If it falls over and re-starts, it's a known bug.  Follow the instruction like this:  
VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/piix3ide/0/Config/IRQDelay" 1
I put it to 5 and it was OK.  When it's all installed and working, re-run the command putting it back to zero.  Note that "VM name" is the name of your guest OS.  If you called it  "wInDoWs 2k" then that is what you use instead.  "Windows 2K" won't cut the mustard as it is case sensitive.  

I created a new text file on my desktop called slow.bat and coped the above line to it.  I change the VM name to the correct thing and then saved and copied the file to my Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox directory and ran it as administrator.  It's a pain to edit it there as Windows objects to saving the file, so I did the same with a fast.bat file with the zero setting.

I've loaded Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 as well.  You can probably download this from somewhere.  I don't know if it is really needed.

I turned off the networking. I don't need it to access the Internet.  Otherwise, I mostly used the defaults.