What was your biggest problem with Windows ME?


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Andrew Lyle

umm, the fact it would give BSOD's like it was halloween? :/

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Mrcookjr

It was just plain silly. I stuck with 98SE. That's a hell of an OS.

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Tha Bloo Monkee

I remember how it wouldn't make floppy boot disks. That was the ONLY thing I had problems with. I always thought Windows ME was better than Windows 98 and crashed less often, I'm a minority. :)

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-Vivicidal-

BSoD is annoying but the fact that it was sluggish really annoyed me.

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spacer
^and unfortunately, system restore rarely worked effectively

Why are you talking in past tense? System Restore STILL doesn't work effectively.

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TruAmbitionz
Windows ME was probably the worst version of Windows next to Vista. I would like to know, what was your biggest problem with it?

I personally was okay with Windows ME, the only kind of machines that would accept it were those weird machines. I still preferred 2000. Windows ME had one serious bug in Internet Explorer where it would ask you if you wanted to debug on every other website.

That's an ignorant statement I would say about Vista.

I skipped straight to the bottom on this one so I didn't read other peoples comments but I'm sure they agree.

Windows Me was not stable at all. Bsod, Freeze, Bsod, Freeze, Bsod, Freeze.

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PermaSt0ne

BSOD's constantly. there was no pattern to them and they all gave different error codes. i never found the cause; even after multiple re-installations :wacko:

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goji

Had ME for less than a month... went to copy a CD and the system died. No BSOD, no warnings noting. Turns out ME fried some components and other things. Sad part, it was a brand new PC too. Went back to 98 and loved it till I went to XP.

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Tha Bloo Monkee

Like I said, I just don't get the random crashes. :s I would've chosen ME over 98 anyday.

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Slimy
Had ME for less than a month... went to copy a CD and the system died. No BSOD, no warnings noting. Turns out ME fried some components and other things. Sad part, it was a brand new PC too. Went back to 98 and loved it till I went to XP.

:| Are you trying to say that the OS was responsible for hardware failure?

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MrFuji
Why are you talking in past tense? System Restore STILL doesn't work effectively.

It's getting better though... but I still had a BSOD last Summer when I used it in Vista. Somehow I think it's just bad luck in my ase because none of my friends *ever* had a problem with system restore (or they are just being lucky ;) ).

Back to topic: I have to admit that I never used ME, mostly because a former MS employee who repaired my computer at that time told me to do so. So I waited and went straight from 98SE to XP.

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-Vivicidal-
:| Are you trying to say that the OS was responsible for hardware failure?

Sounds like he is...

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SVG

I tried ME for a couple of weeks, ran into a few BSODs n unresponsive programs till i got Windows 2000 and that one was a totally awesome OS.. amazing stability

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goji
:| Are you trying to say that the OS was responsible for hardware failure?

On a brand new machine, yes.

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.tony

I ran Windows ME fine for many years...

But my hardware was extremely out of date so I got a Dell with XP in 2004.

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FiB3R

Nothing, I had that little bitch under control. (though it did take years)

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Lt-DavidW

Windows ME was a cut and shut, and felt like it too.

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shadowmatt

My major problem was that it would take a drive down at least once every 2 months. Killing the registry requiring a reinstall.

It cost me time and money. Thanks Micro$oft

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Peter Lyon

We went from 98 to ME, it was just slow, crashy, and didnt seem to have anything better than 98, i think we used it for about a week...

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XX55XX

It was too unstable. If I remembered correctly, whenever it crashed on me, my wallpaper would be disabled when I rebooted the computer. I was simply happy when I was able to upgrade to XP the following year.

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phot0nic

Wow, you all really had bad experiences with it. I used ME for years and didn't have this much trouble. I mean, it was no where near as stable as XP or Vista, but it wasn't much less stable than 98 SE (what I was upgrading from) for me. In fact, it was slightly faster, and included some minor new features in the UI here and there. System Restore blew so I turned it off, but oh well. It wasn't worth the money to upgrade if a person already had 98 SE, but it wasn't THAT bad.

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chconline

None. Was better than Windows 98SE, and not that Windows 98SE was anything too pretty either. Vista FTW.

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nX07

Yea I never had a problem with ME.. lol. I used it for about 2 years (it came on my HP machine)...

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.Kompressor

Windows Me had new features that were welcoming like system restore but.

but horrid Memory leaks, Random Crashes, DLL issues, Buggy... oh and did i say Poor Memory management already :rolleyes:

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+Dick Montage

I found it pointless. IMHO it was pure marketing.

98se was good enough for consumers - ME offered nothing MAJOR new.

But there was no new version, so ME seemed to be created. Sure it had a FEW upgrades under the hood, and a nice cosmetic facelift - but it didn't offer anything substantial to justify itself.

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