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Need ME boot disk

post #1 of 16
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I had to replace my hard drive, and don't have a boot disk. I do have a product key on the bottom for ME though. Is there a place online I can download ME for a boot disk?
post #2 of 16
Dude... That OS is like 12 years old now, why not get Windows 7 or even XP?

What's your hardware specs?

I don't know that ME is still available via MS
 
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post #3 of 16
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Well it is def. an old laptop. It's actually not mine. I'm just trying to get it working for the person, and then they can go from there, I guess. When they gave it to me, it had xp installed, but I wasn't sure about how to do that without a product key.
post #4 of 16
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I just installed an IBM Travelstar 30GB hard drive
post #5 of 16
Windows Millennium is one of (if not the worst) operating systems ever created. Please do them a favor and use another OS.
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post #6 of 16
If you have a floppy drive you can format a 3.5" floppy disk using any version of Windows. One of the checkboxes in the formatting window says something about making it a bootable or system disk. Use that setting.
post #7 of 16
I think you will be much better off installing linux on it. Linux should speed it up, use less space and is supported by updates unlike ME.
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post #8 of 16
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There is a floppy drive in that laptop, but not on any other of my pcs, and where there is no OS on this laptop we are discussing, I can't do anything with it. I am not "set" on doing ME, I just know that I have a product key and thought it would be easier to go that route first. I will consider other OSs, but since it's not my laptop, I don't know how much this guy wants to pay for this.
post #9 of 16
I don't even see why the owner wants to mess with a laptop that old anyway. But I recommend using XP, because if the owner doesn't know how to replace a hard drive I doubt they could use linux.
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post #10 of 16
Get PuppyLinux - ideal for this, and easy to pick up
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