Windows ME Operating System

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Windows ME

Windows ME Screenshot The Windows Millennium Edition operating system is the successor of Windows 98 SE with some selected features of Windows 2000. The system core consists of a few parts of source code from Windows 2000. MS-DOS is furthermore necessary for the system start, DOS driver software are not used under Windows any more.

In opposite with the predecessor Windows 98 new features were added. Now it is possible to create compressed folders who moreover let themselves be encoded (screenshots 3-4). The search function from Windows 2000 was integrated into the Windows ME Explorer, the stability was improved. The Windows Registry was extended by 1 file for performance reasons. The Registry file Classes.dat is loaded only on demand, System.dat and User.dat are loaded statically. For any loged in user the respective User.dat is loaded from the profile directory like since Windows 95. Benchmarks betweenWindows ME and Windows 2000 with current games has shown that Windows ME has with suitably hardware and driver software a slightly higher benchmark result. The sales started on September 14th, 2000.

Area of application
- PC Games
- private users
- network client, Internet connection sharing

Structure informations
- supports ACPI, Idle states for computer
- integrated Internet Explorer 5.5
- monolithic kernel
- preemptive multitasking
- System file protection and system recovery
- automated system processes
- universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

System Environment
- Minimum Hardware requirements: 32 mbyte RAM, 500 mbyte of free harddisk storage
- up to 512 mbyte RAM adressable
- FAT-16 or FAT-32 File system
- x86 and compatible processors

Features
- simplified network setup in opposition to the predecessor
- increased Stability with system recovery and system file protection
- no 16-bit program code
- Compatibility problems with software for Win9x and driver software
- no common use of Windows 2000 WDM driver software with Windows ME




Screenshots

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Windows ME (Beta 2419) - boot process(Beta 2419) - original wallpaper(Beta 2419) - Desktop view(Beta 2419) - picture preview and compression
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(Beta 2419) - Compression view for .ZIP archives, the contents are listed automatically(Beta 2419) - Folder options, protected window instances for a imrpoved stability(Beta 2419) - extended search function in ExplorerWindows ME 4.90.3000, Setup Wizard
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Windows ME, Welcome to SetupWindows ME, select Directory C:\WindowsWindows ME, Setup Options Typical, Portable, Compact, CustomWindows ME, Windows Components
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Windows ME, Network IdentificationWindows ME, change country or regionWindows ME, set your time zoneWindows ME, ready to copying files
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Windows ME, file copy progressWindows ME, finalizing settingsWindows ME, setting up hardwareWindows ME, Hardware Detection
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Windows ME, User InformationWindows ME, License AgreementWindows ME, Windows Product KeyWindows ME, completing setup
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Windows ME, Restart ComputerWindows ME, startup screenWindows ME, login screenWindows ME, Desktop
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Windows ME, start menuWindows ME, home network and Internet Explorer 5.5Windows ME, Outlook Express 5.5Windows ME, Windows Explorer and Search Assistant
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Windows ME, Control Panel with standard optionsWindows ME, Control Panel with all optionsWindows ME, System Properties with Version and MS-DOS PromptWindows ME, Performance settings for File System, Graphics and Virtual Memory
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Windows ME, Games, Online Services and Entertainment