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Old February 3rd 09, 02:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

I bought a bare bones recently and neglected to see if there were
windows ME drivers with it. I just got a new mobo a year ago for my
system and encountered no problems.

I did find some ATI drives to try . . but want to have a "plan B" in
case this doesn't work out. The computer is for my wife, we only see
each other twice a month, so I want to get it solved quickly in case
these drivers I found won't work.

MOBO: ECS RC410-M LGA775 DDR2 PCIe x16 SATA HP
MOBO Chipset: ATI RC410 and ATI IXP450 (onboard video, sound, usb,
lan, etc.)
Made for HP with their PN 51885464 (nothing but W2K and XP Vista
drivers on the HP sites)
CPU: Intel Celeron D 347 3.06Ghz LGA775 533
Memory: 512mb Pc2 5300 667mhz Ddr-2 Dual Channel

I did get it up and running slightly with really poor graphics and
windows insisting on trying to load a fire wire driver then bombing
each time it did. I didn't have the heart to try loading the drivers
I found because I'm not sure I could reverse the process if they don't
work out, and it would leave her without a 'puter for two weeks.

This week I have the beast here with me so will try to put it in my
case and load ME and configure it with a spare drive I have laying
around.

Any recommendations or sites that might help me get up to speed on
this would be appreciated or failing all that, a recommendation of a
suitable motherboard that uses the same processor and memory. (and
she needs an IDE/ATA connector or two)
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Old February 3rd 09, 03:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

Any recommendations or sites that might help me get up to speed

IMO the very best thing you could do for your wife unless you really hate
her is to forget about Win Me and instead install a more modern operating
system such as perhaps XP. Win Me is an old system designed for old
hardware. When Win Me was released processors were only just reaching
1GHz (with most less than that) and installed RAM was typically 128MB if
not 64MB.
--
Mike Maltby



default wrote:

I bought a bare bones recently and neglected to see if there were
windows ME drivers with it. I just got a new mobo a year ago for my
system and encountered no problems.

I did find some ATI drives to try . . but want to have a "plan B" in
case this doesn't work out. The computer is for my wife, we only see
each other twice a month, so I want to get it solved quickly in case
these drivers I found won't work.

MOBO: ECS RC410-M LGA775 DDR2 PCIe x16 SATA HP
MOBO Chipset: ATI RC410 and ATI IXP450 (onboard video, sound, usb,
lan, etc.)
Made for HP with their PN 51885464 (nothing but W2K and XP Vista
drivers on the HP sites)
CPU: Intel Celeron D 347 3.06Ghz LGA775 533
Memory: 512mb Pc2 5300 667mhz Ddr-2 Dual Channel

I did get it up and running slightly with really poor graphics and
windows insisting on trying to load a fire wire driver then bombing
each time it did. I didn't have the heart to try loading the drivers
I found because I'm not sure I could reverse the process if they don't
work out, and it would leave her without a 'puter for two weeks.

This week I have the beast here with me so will try to put it in my
case and load ME and configure it with a spare drive I have laying
around.

Any recommendations or sites that might help me get up to speed on
this would be appreciated or failing all that, a recommendation of a
suitable motherboard that uses the same processor and memory. (and
she needs an IDE/ATA connector or two)


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Old February 3rd 09, 03:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:08:01 -0000, "Mike M"
wrote:

IMO the very best thing you could do for your wife unless you really hate
her is to forget about Win Me and instead install a more modern operating
system such as perhaps XP. Win Me is an old system designed for old
hardware. When Win Me was released processors were only just reaching
1GHz (with most less than that) and installed RAM was typically 128MB if
not 64MB.
--
Mike Maltby


Too expensive for us.

Windows ME has to work - that's the design goal. When/If the React OS
comes up to speed that my provide an alternative - and I can run Linux
on my system.


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Old February 3rd 09, 04:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Mike M
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

default wrote:

Too expensive for us.


In which case you may have wasted your money by buying unsuitable
hardware.

Windows ME has to work - that's the design goal.


Perhaps you should have considered this before making your purchases
although why anyone should wish to install Win Me on a new system is a bit
of a puzzle. If XP is too expensive then consider installing Ubuntu.

When/If the React OS
comes up to speed that my provide an alternative - and I can run Linux
on my system.

--
Mike Maltby



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Old February 3rd 09, 04:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Alias[_28_]
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

Mike M wrote:
default wrote:

Too expensive for us.


In which case you may have wasted your money by buying unsuitable hardware.

Windows ME has to work - that's the design goal.


Perhaps you should have considered this before making your purchases
although why anyone should wish to install Win Me on a new system is a
bit of a puzzle. If XP is too expensive then consider installing Ubuntu.


Great idea! Get it at http://www.ubuntu.com/

Alias
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Old February 3rd 09, 06:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Godfrey Wilkes[_3_]
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas


"default" wrote in message
...
On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:08:01 -0000, "Mike M"
wrote:

IMO the very best thing you could do for your wife unless you really hate
her is to forget about Win Me and instead install a more modern operating
system such as perhaps XP. Win Me is an old system designed for old
hardware. When Win Me was released processors were only just reaching
1GHz (with most less than that) and installed RAM was typically 128MB if
not 64MB.
--
Mike Maltby


Too expensive for us.


The OP could have bought an OEM version of XP Home at a reasonable price
with his new hardware. That's what I did when I upgraded to XP. Worth the
extra dosh.

Godfrey


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Old February 3rd 09, 08:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 16:20:57 -0000, "Mike M"
wrote:

default wrote:

Too expensive for us.


In which case you may have wasted your money by buying unsuitable
hardware.

True but, relatively speaking, the hardware is inexpensive and makes
an improvement, whereas more MS software doesn't.

Windows ME has to work - that's the design goal.


Perhaps you should have considered this before making your purchases
although why anyone should wish to install Win Me on a new system is a bit
of a puzzle. If XP is too expensive then consider installing Ubuntu.

Wife is happy with her present computer just wants it to boot in a
reasonable time and work a little faster. My older ECS mobo works
like a champ so I guess I'll track down one of those.

I'm happy with her present computer because it works well and she's
immune to malware with it.

Knopix rules. Ubuntu?
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Old February 4th 09, 01:04 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
webster72n
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas


"Mike M" wrote in message
...
default wrote:

Too expensive for us.


In which case you may have wasted your money by buying unsuitable
hardware.

Windows ME has to work - that's the design goal.


Perhaps you should have considered this before making your purchases
although why anyone should wish to install Win Me on a new system is a bit
of a puzzle. If XP is too expensive then consider installing Ubuntu.


That's the magic word for Alias, Mike.
Not too well received in the Vista Group, if at all.

Harry.


When/If the React OS
comes up to speed that my provide an alternative - and I can run Linux
on my system.

--
Mike Maltby




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Old February 4th 09, 05:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:19:15 -0000, "Godfrey Wilkes"
wrote:


"default" wrote in message
.. .
On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:08:01 -0000, "Mike M"
wrote:

IMO the very best thing you could do for your wife unless you really hate
her is to forget about Win Me and instead install a more modern operating
system such as perhaps XP. Win Me is an old system designed for old
hardware. When Win Me was released processors were only just reaching
1GHz (with most less than that) and installed RAM was typically 128MB if
not 64MB.
--
Mike Maltby


Too expensive for us.


The OP could have bought an OEM version of XP Home at a reasonable price
with his new hardware. That's what I did when I upgraded to XP. Worth the
extra dosh.

Godfrey

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...piracy-spyware
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Old February 4th 09, 08:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsme.general
Noel Paton[_2_]
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Default Motherboard recomendations, solutions or ideas


"default" wrote in message
...
......
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...piracy-spyware
--


Did you notice the date on that piece of 'news'?? April 2006!

It has NOTHING to do with the legitimately-purchsed OEM version that Godfrey
suggested!

Rgds

Noel Paton

p.s. to all.... I'm baaaaack!


 




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