format old lappy 98 -> ME

By Kickass
Aug 23, 2006
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  1. Hi guys,
    I have a few questions, I am trying to upgrade 98se to ME on a laptop.
    It's not mine. I have an ME disc that comes with new hard drives, and it won't allow me to upgrade via the ME disc at boot up. It's an old *** dell latitude 300 mhz 256 RAM upgraded.
    So, How do I install/format whatever to get it started, he doesn't care about losing any of the info the little piece of crap has on it now.
    I can't find my ME Boot Disc, and if i can, or manage to get one, how would that work, because the lappy only has one bay for interchangable Floppy/CD

    Thanks for your help
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    Windows ME is widely regarded as being one of the most bug ridden,unstable
    OSs Microsoft has ever produced.

    A well run 98SE system is much better,especially when you only have a 300Mhz CPU.

    If you still want to install that disaster of an OS,there is a step by step HERE
  3. Kickass

    Kickass Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks Peddant!
    My only problem is that it's an old laptop, and I can put the floppy drive in OR the CD drive in, so would I boot windows with the 98 boot disc, hit format c:
    then remove the floppy drive and insert the CD drive?
    I am lost at that point.
    Thanks agian guys!
  4. Kickass

    Kickass Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I got it all set, thanks for your help!

    MODS, you can close/lock this
  5. miksah2001

    miksah2001 Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    If you can (and thats a big IF), try installing Windows 2000 instead. Its a year newer than ME and far better.

    WinME is one of the worst windows OS's still in use
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