can't replace xp with me

January 27, 2012 at 10:44:07
Specs: Windows XP
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January 27, 2012 at 11:46:35
Why would you want to replace Windows XP with Windows ME anyway?
Windows ME is older than Windows XP and had many bugs and other problems.
It was probably the worst version of Windows ever created by Microsoft.

If your PC or laptop came with Windows XP pre-installed, you won't be able to get any Windows ME drivers for it from the PC maker, so the hardware won't work properly.

You will have post more details about why you are unable to install Windows ME.
What happens when you try to install it?
We can't help you with the small amount of information you've provided. Your post is too short.

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January 27, 2012 at 14:23:30
XP generally uses the NTFS file system, WinME must use the FAT32 file system. To get it to install, you will have to reformat the drive as FAT32 (all data will be lost), then do a clean install. However, if you have a SATA HDD, it's not going to work, or if you have more than 512MB RAM, it probably isn't going to work.

You need to list your complete system specs & maybe explain why you want to downgrade from a 10 yr old OS to an even older OS with almost non-existant support. Do you have all the necessary drivers for WinME? Is the disk bootable? If not, you will need a startup disk. Do you have a floppy drive?

Have a look at this:

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February 15, 2012 at 15:43:15
it is an old AMD-K2 that i have with windows ME if you wish you can call me @(xxx)xxx-xxxx if not text me yours and i will call. Thanks Ron!

edited by moderator: Removed phone number

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March 6, 2012 at 06:52:43
This is what you need to do:

1. Boot from the Windows Me cd.
2. Choose start computer with CD-ROM support.
3. Type FDISK and press enter.
4. Choose delete partition or non-logical disk drive.
6. Type the number of the partition you have XP on.
7. Press enter.
9. Choose start computer with CD-ROM support.
10. Type format c:
11. Press Y.
12. After format is complete, type D:\ and press enter. (Where D: is your CD-ROM drive)
13.Type SETUP and press enter.
14. Follow the instuctions.

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95

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April 24, 2012 at 16:47:44
Re #3

We don't work by phone or text. Edit out your phone number before someone finds it and bombards you with nuisance calls.

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