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#1 becky1963

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:30 PM

I have a computer that has windows me on it. How do you do a clean installation of windows me that removes everything off the computer. The computer was given to me.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:10 PM

I would use Active@KillDisk-Drive Wipe Utility to wipe the disk clean. Unlike format it actually overwrites the data total destroying it. When i do a clean install I use a wipe instead of format to clean the hard drive.
When you are finished partition and format the drive prior to clean installing ME.
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:08 AM

If you have access to most anyother OS than ME, I would go that route, ME has the reputation of being the biggest mistake that M$ has made to date. I went to my local computer shop and they gave me a copy of W2k Pro with the key for free, I suspect that you could do the same, or at least get it very inexpensively.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 11:23 AM

Wouldnt you have to reinstall windows me after you done this

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 02:48 PM

Yes. By wiping or formatting your hard drive you will have to completely reinstall ME or whatever OS you went with.
That is what you were asking, yes? Do you have the ME disk that came with the computer?
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 03:20 PM

Yes i have a windows me cd and disc.

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 09:40 PM

I would do what Acklan said but I actualy suggest Windows ME to neone out there I am one of the few.

Just my suggestion.
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 11:07 PM

Before you wipe the disk, make sure that you have your product key. You won't be able to reinstall ME otherwise. (That is, unless it's a restore disk and the product key is automatically taken care of - some do that) You can use Magical Jellybean Keyfinder to find the key if it isn't on a sticker on the side of the machine.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:29 AM

You can also view the Product Key with Everest Home 1.51 or Belarc Diagnostic Tool. If you happen to have one of them loaded.
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