22nd Anniversary in Windows ME!

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22nd Anniversary in Windows ME!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
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It introduced Windows Movie Maker and System Restore. Compared to Windows 98 SE, 2000 or XP, this OS sucked very much, party due to aging 9x kernel and removal of real-mode MS-DOS.
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I'd still very much take it over XP any day, since that doesn't have product activation or intrusive .NET service advertising. I've wanted to do a remaster of this operating system with Kugee from Razorback that makes it more optimized for slower machines, particularly replacing the Active Desktop shell with the more compact Windows 95 shell, as well as making more components like Movie Maker optional, and remove certain things like the internet games since those are no longer in service.

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I've got it running on an old ThinkPad and it works great. I've heard that mixing NT and 9x drivers is what caused a lot of the crashing, and the install on the ThinkPad was installed with a burned copy of the restore CD I found on archive.org, so drivers have already been sorted. Hasn't crashed once.
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i loved it, used it for a few years :3
i have really good memories of ME

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Once they sorted out driver issues and app compatibility issues, it ran quite OK and I meanwhile prefer it over Win98SE due to the better USB support.

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xyz wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 3:08 pm
Once they sorted out driver issues and app compatibility issues, it ran quite OK and I meanwhile prefer it over Win98SE due to the better USB support.

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If you disable System Restore and install all available updates, then it should run better.
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Happy anniversary to the OS I've never used :o

and the last OS of the 9x line

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A great and fast OS once you get the hardware choice just right and get rid of the shovelware such as System Restore. In my experience an Intel chipset based board and other hardware from the era makes it a big win. My P3 600E build with Intel 810 based Asus board, 256MB of RAM, a 10 gig drive and an ATI Rage XL PCI almost beats my 3900X beast in boot time, and that thing has two NVMe drives in RAID-1 as well :D even the casual use is way faster
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