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#1 skellymo

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 06:20 PM

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I`m new here so hello everyone. I recently bought a used computer. It came without a program and I can`t install one. I have a windows ME disc of my daughters, but can`t get computer to read it. Will I have to buy a new one or can I use a used one. JW

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:06 AM

First let me welcome you to BC.
Could you explan,"cannot read it.". Does the CD drive not read it or does it not iinstall at a certain point?
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Posted 29 December 2005 - 04:34 AM

If your used computer does not have an operating system it may not be able to access the CDROM drive without booting from a Windows boot floppy first. In later machines you can change a BIOS setting to enable the PC to boot directly from a CDROM drive but your PC may not have that option. If not then it will require a boot floppy to start you off.

Download a floppy image of your choice from here: http://www.bootdisk.com/

Once you make the boot floppy insert it in your 'new' PC and boot from it (with CDROM access if it asks), Insert the Windows ME CD in the drive and at the A:> prompt type E:
At the E:> prompt type CD WINME (I think it's called that)
At the E:\WINME\:> prompt type SETUP

Then follow the prompts to install WinME (even though it's the worst operating system on the face of the Earth)

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