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Windows ME install stuck after harddrive format!

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January 5, 2013 11:44:33 AM

Hello, Im trying to install Windows ME on my laptop! After it will format disk it says it copying files needed to install! But,the installation will stuck on this point and it doesnt move! What shall I do?
January 9, 2013 1:57:15 PM

How long was it stuck on there? It might just be taking it's time and it could be a long while depending on what the system specs are on the computer you're installing it on.
January 9, 2013 4:11:09 PM

What make/model? How much RAM?

Details matter here, we're not psychic.
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January 10, 2013 1:19:25 AM

Modern laptop will NOT be able to run older OSes before XP.

1) Modern laptops are 64-bit; before XP OSes aren't compatible with that.
2) OSes like 2000 run on a max. of 2 GB RAM. Most laptops that are bought within the last 1-1.5 years are rare to found with 2GB RAM (unless they're a netbook).
3) Windows ME is an EXTREMELY buggy OS and you can expect to have problems running it :) .
4) Maybe your hard disk is too big for ME to support. If you have something like 1TB or 750GB, those kind of disks were not common at the time ME was released so you can't expect the OS to be able to address all that space (not completely sure about that tho...).
January 13, 2013 6:06:28 AM

Northwestern said:
How long was it stuck on there? It might just be taking it's time and it could be a long while depending on what the system specs are on the computer you're installing it on.


Well,I let it run 30 minutes and nothing!
January 13, 2013 6:07:08 AM

ex_bubblehead said:
What make/model? How much RAM?

Details matter here, we're not psychic.


Mobile Intel Celeron 1.50 Ghz and SDRAM 223MB
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