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    Windows ME

    Hey guys, I got a question. I have this very old computer and I was wondering if Windows ME would run on it. Specs are: 266Mhz and 128 RAM. The website says that it would work, but who knows..? So...tell me if you think it will run or it wont.
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    Windows ME shouldn't run on anything... Not even a 486 w/ a hampster driving the power supply...

    Unstable, bloatware IMO....

    Go either 98 or 2000.... I mean it's smack in the middle b/twn the too.... Kinda like the middle child that everyone neglects and no one likes (j/k)....

    If it's running 98 keep it... If you install it your only getting some eye-candy, losing performance, and possibly some sanity trying to troubleshoot some problems w/ it.
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    Install some new OS you never used before.

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    Originally posted by Shyne
    Install some new OS you never used before.

    Yea like what? I've use WIN 98, 2000, XP...I never used ME... I'm only into Windows....
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    Originally posted by Studio64
    Windows ME shouldn't run on anything... Not even a 486 w/ a hampster driving the power supply...
    I can't argue with that.

    This sounds like a solid linux box to me. No need to ruin it with WinME.

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    I never used ME
    Good. No reason to start now then. If you absolutely-must-no-other-option-nothing-will-change-your-mind-have-to use Windows, then throw Win2k on it.
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    Yea well I'm not in to Linux that much...I never used...
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    Yea. I've never even seen how Linux looks like...
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    Well, it can even look like Windows if you really wanted it too. There are some good desktop environments out there which are easy to use and not much different from Windows.
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    Originally posted by Marko_P
    Yea. I've never even seen how Linux looks like...
    http://www.kde.org/screenshots/index.html
    KDE - a GUI for Linux

    Regarding Windows though, I'd put Win 98 on it. They pretty much squished the bugs in it before the moved on. WinME was a disaster with very little support from Microsoft, or companies making drivers for Windows.

    Kinda like the middle child that everyone neglects and no one likes
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    I ran ME on a p233 with 64 meg of Ram and it worked fine

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    Win ME is evil! I know it!! I used to run it on my laptop. I've never seen such buggy OS in my life!

    Try Linux Slackware. My boyfriend uses it on his old, sucky, laptop and it works fine.

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    ok cool, I guess I will try linux.
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    I got a question. I have lots of software I use and I was wondering all of it would work on Linux. Like Photoshop 7.0, Flash MX, Fireworks MX and lots of other stuff.
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    If you have it and are used to it, just put on win98.

    I think 2k and ME might push the compiuter a little bit. When we tryed going from 98 to ME (back when we thought ME was good), it ran like crap and we ended up taking ME off it. Sorry forgot to mention its a 200mhz with 64mb ram. So youres is a little better.

    And the moral of the story : steer clear of WinME
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    Yea well that problem is that I want to format my computer. But I dont have a Windows 98 cd. Hehe too cheap to buy one. I'm getting Windows ME from a friend...so I thought why not install it.. well...hehe If anyone wants to be nice send me Win 98 I'll be glad to accept it
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    Hehe, I guess not.
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    Originally posted by Studio64

    Go either 98 or 2000.... I mean it's smack in the middle b/twn the too.... Kinda like the middle child that everyone neglects and no one likes (j/k)....

    Definately 2000 over 98. I ran Windows 2000 on my old laptop (Dell Latitude - 166mhz w/ 40mb ram) and it ran fine.

    Windows 98 has to be the most unstable release of Windows I've ever seen. Windows Me is much more reliable (although still isn't as reliable as an operating system should be).

    I installed Windows 98 on a spare machine I had a while back. It stayed for a whole 2 days - after the 10th crash in a day it was removed.

    Linux is good, but still has a way to go with application compatability, etc. Many applications I use in everyday life don't run on Linux (Notes, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc) so I'm sticking with Windows XP.

    My fileserver runs Linux (console only). It hit its' record uptime recently of 112 days (time since I moved here) when the power went out briefly. I've since bought a UPS .

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    Previously, I had win 95, 98, NT4 and 2000 run on a P200 mmx with 64 megs of EDO ram! Suprisingly, they're all as stable as eachother - mind you, I don't have the pc on 24/7, I turned it off when I finished with it!

    Don't go with ME, it's crap - for your resources, you best use 98 or even 95[C] as it has a much faster shell then 98x. 9x can be very stable if you don't install internet junks, only install apps that you will use and defrag it regularly.

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    Thanks for the info. But the problem is that I dont have any OS on a cd right now...I'm getting Windows ME in a week or so from my friend...
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    Re: Windows ME

    Originally posted by Marko_P
    Specs are: 266Mhz and 128 RAM.
    Don't think windows XP will work??
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    Originally posted by andiegirl
    Win ME is evil! I know it!! I used to run it on my laptop. I've never seen such buggy OS in my life!

    Try Linux Slackware. My boyfriend uses it on his old, sucky, laptop and it works fine.
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    I always buy upgrades and the only full versoin Windows I have (required to install the upgrades) is a ~6 3.5" floppy version of Win31 lol
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