Questions tagged [windows-me]

For questions specifically regarding the Millennium Edition of the Microsoft Windows OS.

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What made Windows ME so crash-prone?

Many people remember this operating system as not exactly a walk in the park, namely that it could crash as early as during the installation phase or at unexpected times when the user wasn't doing ...
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How did Windows ME “cripple” DOS?

Windows ME includes the ability to create a bootable DOS floppy. This floppy contains versions of COMMAND.COM and IO.SYS that are "crippled" to remove real mode. This is done with only one changed ...
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What does Windows' “Tuning up Application Start” do?

When installing an old version of Windows, there is a step about application start tuning: This is not about the PREFETCH folder, since this feature appeared in Windows XP. Question: Does anyone ...
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Documentation on Windows Explorer Shell Command Files

Windows Explorer Shell Command Files are a feature added to Windows with Internet Explorer 4 (95 / NT 4). They were used in the now-defunct Quick Launch bar to show the desktop, open IE4's Channels ...
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Is there a prebuilt git binary available for Windows 9x? [closed]

Obviously, given age, doesn't have to be as secure and fancy and the modern builds, but is there there a git build for Windows 9x, just like there is for Windows XP? Also wondering whether there is a ...
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Disassembling Windows IO.SYS

In the question How did Windows ME "cripple" DOS? Ross Ridge's answer showed a section of his disassembly. I would like to know, a) what disassembler was used and b) what adjustment or ...
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When will the copyrights on various versions of Windows and DOS expire?

Related to question What is the best way to obtain old versions of MS-DOS and Windows? When will the copyrights on various versions of Windows and DOS expire? Once they expire I presume one could ...
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How do I install Windows 9x on an older machine from a flash drive (or any other unconventional device)

Windows 9x is no longer common, and isn't commonly supported. While there exist many solutions to burning ISO to USB or other storage device, most fail at some point, with commonly useless if any ...
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What is the last VLC Media Player version for Windows 98/98SE/ME? [closed]

What is the last VLC Media Player version for Windows 98/98SE/ME ?