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From Windows 98 to ME

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#1 AMO


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:29 AM

I currently have Windows 98se on my system. However, a colleague has given me a copy of Windows ME which he says is a much better operating system. How do I go about installing it and I will I lose all my current programs? I would appreciate and assistance. AMO

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:47 PM

Do yourself a huge favour and don't bother. Windows ME is an abomination - it was the first attempt to combine the Plug and Play user friendliness of Win98 with the stability of Windows NT, with a few of the bells and whistles of XP (then under development) plastered on top. It has some pretty user interfaces and it does some clever multimedia stuff but it's not stable. Wait till you can get a system that will run XP.

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:17 PM

I agree with Rimmer, stay away from ME. If I could pick to operating systems to install and support that I have used..and I go all the way back to earlier versions of DOS. I would install Windows 98SE and XP. 98SE for any computer that is less than a Pentium III or another CPU equivalent, and XP for anything with a higher end PIII to the latest processors.

I really don't see any huge advantage of moving to ME.(notice I didn't use the word upgrade). :thumbsup:

Is there a reason you want to move to ME? :flowers:

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