Today's usage is different from 2000 (the year.) It's very proper to double or quadruple that number.
Running Windows 2000 Pro message is:
"windows is low on registry space your maximum registry size is too small to ensure windows runs properly..."
Microsoft shows how to do it at:
Question is while Googling and researching I came across a number of responses that also suggested registry cleaning. Is there a good reg. cleaner out there? I've seen some that are spyware, etc. Doesn't have to be free, if it's decent or has a trial, I'll pay for it. Lord knows I've used my share of free stuff over time