Installing Windows ME On Low Hardware Configuration Computers

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Last week I posted two websites to get old version of softwares so incase you need to install Windows Millennium on a pc with low hardware configuration here is a step by step tutorial how to install Windows ME.Click the images to enlarge them.




Boot the computer using ME disc and select second option "Start computer with CD-ROM support"




Now here on the command prompt screen type fdisk to start the command-line utility for disk partitioning functions




Here on this screen type Y for yes this will enable the FAT32 file system so that we can make disk partitions more than 2 gb if we will use no option here we cant make a single partition more than 2 gb as it will by default take the FAT16 file system




Now we need to partition the hard disk by creating Primary partition first then extended partition and then logical partitions in the extended partition so enter choice 1 which is for creating the partition




Now here type 1 and press enter to create the Primary partition where we would be installing the windows




Now type Y if you wish to create your complete hard disk in a single partition lets say C or no if you furthur want more partitions like D or E



So we type N for no as we will create separate partition for our data




Now enter the partition size that you would like to give to C where we would install Windows ME




Here is the confirmation message that Primary DOS Partition created,press ESC to go to fdisk utility




Now enter 2 this time to make the primary partition active so that we can successfully install windows on it




Now enter the number of the partition that we would like to make active so type 1 and press enter




Now we can see it shows the status of the partition active now




Now on the fdisk once again enter 1 to create more partitions




This time on the screen enter 2 as we need to create extended partition




Now enter the partition size you would like to give to extended partition




Great it shows the confirmation message press ESC to create logical partitions



Enter the logical drive size




You can give the logical drive size according to your need




You need to restart your computer,press ESC to exit fdisk




Now once the computer is back it will show your CD-ROM drive letter note it down here its F




Type format c: in the command screen



Enter Y to confirm the format of C drive



Give the Volume label here you can simply type C



Now go to your CD-ROM drive for us its F so we type F: and press enter now once we are in F drive type dir to list the contents of this drive




Now here you can see the list of files in that directory,type W_ME_M\setup.exe to begin the installation



It will scan the disk for any errors



As it shows no error,exit this screen to start the installation




Installation process will start




Click next here




Accept the license agreement and click next



Type your product key here




Let the installation directory unchanged here or you can change it if planning to install in a different directory




It will check for installed components




Let the setup options be typical and simply click on next




Type your name and company



Click next without changing the recommended option



Fill up the blanks as required



Select your country here




Select your time zone



Click ok on this screen




Once again click ok if you see this message



This time click cancel here



Click ok to proceed



Click finish to begin the installation




Once the installation is complete click ok



Restart your computer



It will start installing the driver database



It will set the hardware,plug & play devices



It will update the system settings like start menu and control panel etc


System will restart after all those settings



You will see this screen where it shows updating system settings





Press ok as we havent setup any password



Welcome you are on your desktop now



Here you can see the two partitions that we created using fdisk one is the primary partition C and the other one is the logical partition D that we created in extended partition

Enjoy your Windows ME installation same way you can install Windows 98 as well incase you need the tutorial for that too let us know and after your installation if you need compatible software versions for your computer Click here to see our post about that



       
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