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Author:  ewan275 [ Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Win ME MSDN?

I am downloading this from the server, I just miss ME cos I sold my old HP Pavilion with it on. Just out of interest what is the difference between this and the normal ME

Anyways thanks to Ken0ath for uploading it and I would appreciate any light on this

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:58 am ]
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I've got this as well, and the differences to my "normal" Windows Me Upgrade CD seem to be (a) it's a full version, (b) it's bootable and (c) it does not require a product key to be entered during Setup.

You miss it? I'm somehow missing it as well... :wink:

Author:  Jeff [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:16 am ]
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I just downloaded that file because i didn't have ME in my collection and wanted it. I used it on an emachines compy before and it was crap, but hey who cares when it completes your collection! :wink:

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:25 am ]
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Almost the same thing here, I have it but in German, French, Spanish and so on (from MSDN International discs), ME is/was the only Windows version I didn't have in English so I completed my collection, too. :)

Author:  Jeff [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:46 am ]
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Wow! You have them in different languages!?! Would you mind uploading them to the server?

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:56 am ]
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No, that'd be no problem when I find the time. But I have to warn you I only get ~12-16kB/s upload,so that's gonna take some time. And, IIRC, these versions are all stored together on a single DVD, so I'll upload the DVD's folders as a RAR archive and it'll extract to these folders, not to a bootable ISO like the one from KenOath. Would this be a problem?

Author:  Jeff [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:59 am ]
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nope, not at all!

I most likely won't use it ever, but its still nice to have in a collection. :wink:

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:02 am ]
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Well, that's what I think, too! :)

By the way: I especially like Asian language versions of Windows (or any other operating system). Although I don't understand any of these languages, it's still great having an OS in them :) Especially Japanese and Chinese. Would anybody else be interested?

Author:  ewan275 [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:30 pm ]
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Well Im pleased it bootable then, See the laptop lacks a floppy drive and I woudnt have to play around with a Custom dos 9 Boot CD i found.

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:24 pm ]
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Yes, it's bootable, I just chcked it. I was disappointed when I found out that my Windows Me Upgrade CD (that could be used to perform a clean install on an empty HD) was not bootable... Only OEM CDs were, IIRC...

Author:  ewan275 [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:29 pm ]
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So is this just a version made for Microsoft Developors then? Pity about ME it arrived far too late to make any difference.

Author:  empireum [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:02 pm ]
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I'd not say this version (you mean the MSDN one, right?) was just meant for developers. Big companies often have MSDN subscriptions to evaluate new OSes, and they could have used it as well. The MSDN versions just weren't meant and allowed to be installed on average Joe's home PC.

And which difference are you talking about?

Author:  Frozenport [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:28 am ]
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If the person wanted to evalute the product at home he could...

Furthermore I find that the most important part of MSDN is Visual Studios Team System and the other fun stuff that comes with it...

I have been encouraged if not practically asked to install MSDN at my home computer :D

(My employer does not believe in overtime just over work!) :twisted:

Author:  Bender [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:27 pm ]
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This isn't a beta, MOVED

w00t, first real use of my mod powers... yay

Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:16 pm ]
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Well the CDROM can boot and thats about it at first glances. Oh and you dont need a CDKEY

Author:  unblestone [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:15 pm ]
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ewan275 wrote:
Well the CDROM can boot and thats about it at first glances. Oh and you dont need a CDKEY
The msdn version of
millennium wasnt supplied bootable, if the iso you have is bootable then
it was modified by someone prior to you getting it.

Author:  ewan275 [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:32 pm ]
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Fair enougth it was probably made from a windows 98 OEM version but having it bootable is much simpler you dont have to play around with floppies

Author:  empireum [ Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:20 pm ]
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Fair enougth it was probably made from a windows 98 OEM version but having it bootable is much simpler you dont have to play around with floppies

Agreed. What to do if your PC doesn't have a floppy drive or you're on a laptop that can have either floppy or CD-ROM, but not both?

Author:  Frozenport [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:54 am ]
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Easy you don't use ME :D

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:57 am ]
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You could put the files from a Win98 boot floppy on a CD, boot from it, then swap to the ME (or whatever) CD.

Author:  empireum [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:13 am ]
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Also a possibility. I once had a laptop which supported either a floppy drive or a CD drive, but not both, and so, intalling an OS from an unbotable CD on a clean HD was a pain.I usually used to boot from a floppy, made a HD partition bootable with a minimal DOS install, swapped the floppy drive with the CD-ROM drive (after a reboot) and ran the OS install, then...

Author:  Jeff [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:56 am ]
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I've actually seen a fairly recent laptop that had both a floppy and a cd drive.. i thought it was very interesting.

Also, the windows me bootable solution is very helpful when installing without a floppy drive.

Author:  RentedMule [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Um

I got an MSDN ME cd right here in front of me, bootable, and $500 begging you to bet me.

It is the pressed cd that came in the big MSDN binder.

Author:  dirtwarrior [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:11 pm ]
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empireum wrote:
Also a possibility. I once had a laptop which supported either a floppy drive or a CD drive, but not both, and so, intalling an OS from an unbotable CD on a clean HD was a pain.I usually used to boot from a floppy, made a HD partition bootable with a minimal DOS install, swapped the floppy drive with the CD-ROM drive (after a reboot) and ran the OS install, then...

When KO made this It has all the options to format HD.
When it comes to the point to remove floppie before first reboot take out the cd or it will come back to the install point again.

Author:  empireum [ Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:21 pm ]
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Quote:
I've actually seen a fairly recent laptop that had both a floppy and a cd drive.. i thought it was very interesting.

Also, the windows me bootable solution is very helpful when installing without a floppy drive.

I've seen that kind of laptops too, even recent ones, but they were all rather big and heavy.

Quote:
I got an MSDN ME cd right here in front of me, bootable, and $500 begging you to bet me.

It is the pressed cd that came in the big MSDN binder.

Lucky one, I got some MSDN DVDs that have 98, Me and some 2000 versions on them, but these aren't bootable...

Quote:
When KO made this It has all the options to format HD.
When it comes to the point to remove floppie before first reboot take out the cd or it will come back to the install point again.

Yeah, I know, I already tried KenOath's CD, but I was talking about having either floppy or CD-ROM and having to install from an unbootable CD. If I'd had a botable ME CD, that'd have been much easier for sure...

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