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Win ME MSDN?

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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
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I've got this as well, and the differences to my "normal" Windows Me Upgrade CD seem to be it's a full version, it's bootable and it does not require a product key to be entered during Setup.

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

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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!
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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.

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Wow! You have them in different languages!?! Would you mind uploading them to the server?
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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?

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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.
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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?

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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.
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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...

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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.
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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?

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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

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Well the CDROM can boot and thats about it at first glances. Oh and you dont need a CDKEY
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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.

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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
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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?

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Easy you don't use ME
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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.
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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...

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Post by Jeff »

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.
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Um

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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.

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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.

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Post by empireum »

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.
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...
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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