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Windows Me Over Windows 98?


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#1 txishome

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:08 AM

Can Windows ME be installed over Windows 98 or does Windows 98 have to be UNinstalled first?

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 10:56 AM

With the older OSes before XP, I would probably install 98 or Windows 2000. I wouldn't really consider ME much of an upgrade... and not really worth the effort of upgrading from 98.

To answer your question...yes, you can upgrade from 98 to ME.

See these links for related info:

http://aumha.org/win4/a/meupgrad.htm

http://aumha.org/a/whichwin.php
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 11:15 AM

Upgrading isn't always a good idea. Problems from the previous operating system often make their way onto the new one. A clean install is usually best. As JCat says, ME isn't a good idea. Even a clean install of it is likely to crash frequently, in my experience. (I currently have one running and one in mothballs.)

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 11:36 AM

I had a choice of reinstalling '98*Grinler or going wit W2k. W2k was a much better choice. You will have the stability of XP but be able to runwith far less resources (RAM and hard drive). It is bullit proof, except of course from malware. But what Windows platform is?
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:09 PM

^ Win 2k is fantastic over the two.

It has great stability and yes...Far less resources!!

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 03:33 AM

i'd burn windows me i have a relation that has it and it crashes a lot.
i'd stay with 98SE or go to 2000.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 02:16 AM

Microsoft is not supporting Windows 98, 98 SE or ME after end of June this year!

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 04:35 PM

i thought WIN98, WIN98SE were already out of support.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 04:38 PM

I believe he means that MS will no longer provide the download, update, and patches, which you will have to have in the event you need to reinstall '9x/ME.
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Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:32 PM

Windows ME is the worst OS made! Stick with Windows 98 Second Edition or use Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 06:58 PM

Go to Windows 2000 SP4 as ComputerWhizz7 mentioned.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:15 PM

W2k is a wonderful OS. I is far more stable than most MS product, and in my opinion tha includes XP (Just my opinion). Whatever you do, download and burn the updates, service packs, and patches to CD\DVD in the event MS discontinues that services. That is what I hae done with everything since WindowsNT. The other plus to that is the speed of the install and update.
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Posted 19 April 2006 - 02:08 PM

Yes it is a good idea to stay with windows 98. But if you want to upgrade to windows 98 it is best to reboot in dos mode and type in fdisk and delete the partition then you can install windows me. Windows ME I heard has some imunities to some virus's and stuff but I am sure that soon or later those crazy hackers are going to break through. I guess just because Me was made so badly it is harder to break through.
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 12:19 AM

Just face the fact "Windows ME" is the worst system made from it very short shelf run. I know not one windows is pefect but ME is the worst off.

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:14 PM

OK, I think the whole computer part of my system is done for. I have a new monitor, keyboard, speakers, mouse...now all I need is to buy a new computer with XP of some sort on it. Where can I buy JUST the computer??? Thanks, Everyone!!




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