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Which is lighter: 98 or ME?

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August 9, 2002 9:35:02 PM

I need to install an operating system on an old PC (Pentium 133 Mhz, 32 MB RAM) and I was wondering which Windows is lighter, 98 or ME? Or are they the same?

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August 9, 2002 10:26:32 PM

Windows 98 definitely! Windows Me bogs down older systems with System Restore and System File Protection.

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August 10, 2002 1:34:48 AM

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August 10, 2002 2:12:58 AM

Once when I was at Costo they happened to have a scale there - I think 98 was about 1/2 lb. ligher than ME.

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August 10, 2002 2:29:29 AM

Yah, Win98 is lighter but Win95 is even lighter. I ran Win98SE on my Pentium 133 Classic but with 64 megs of ram. I pretty much tweaked the hell out of it.

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August 10, 2002 6:45:35 PM

Seems everyone is 100% sure that 98 is lighter than ME...I would have thought that ME was faster because I feel that it starts faster, but maybe its only faster when booting.
August 10, 2002 6:54:10 PM

It depends on how much tweaking you've done to the behind the scenes processes and start up programs.

WinME is packed a lot heavier with stuff, so it's less likely to be faster. What's more it's kinda lacking in the stability side of things. (personal exprerience).

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August 10, 2002 11:06:35 PM

Winme takes a lot of customizing. If you are a complete gomer, then you will never be able to get it to run stable on your machine.

I have it running stable on 3 different machines. That is, as stable as you can get a shell on Ms-Dos to run.

Other than that, 98 is the 'lighter' os. Me defaults to a 500meg load, and you can trim the h3ll out of 98 down to under 250meg. You can actually trim Me down to this as well, but it defaults much higher and you have to trim manually...
August 11, 2002 6:45:22 PM

Jiff,
I love 98Lite! I run it on my 300MHz Cyrix II :lol:  64MB EDO RAM system. I use the sleek version using the Windows 95 shell, Mozilla instead of IE, and it's good to go as a web browsing system.

Bryan
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August 12, 2002 1:56:48 AM

Do you run 98Lite all by its' self, or does it work with Win95-98. One of the pages said <b>YOU Choose the price!</b> from $25-$60. Is there a difference you know of? For $25 bucks I might be interested in slimming down Win98, if that's how it works.






Hey Baby, want to play with my computer?
August 12, 2002 2:45:03 AM

I'm just using the preview version, which is free. It doesn't run by itself, it just allows you to have a more customized Windows install than it lets you have by default. You don't have to have IE integrated at all either, if you have a Windows 95 CD.

The way I'd do it is copy the files onto a floppy, CD, or another partition, run the program (from the command prompt at bootup), and it'll step you through it.

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August 12, 2002 11:27:38 AM

Thanks, I'll have to try the free version and see if it helps me at all.




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August 12, 2002 1:58:31 PM

Good luck, and tell us how it goes! :wink:

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August 12, 2002 2:28:44 PM

Seems like everything I do is at a snails pasta, but I'll let you know.




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August 12, 2002 2:31:35 PM

It's cool man... :smile:

BTW, thanks for joining up!

See ya!
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August 12, 2002 9:54:34 PM

Yeah, I finally just got in, must have had to use the address that came with the e-mail, because I couldn't log in. I'm all set now though. It will be nice to step out once in a while, especially when THGs starts to craw.




Hey Baby, want to play with my computer?
August 12, 2002 10:00:30 PM

Sweet...

Yeah, when it grows, I hope you come in more, too. :wink:

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August 13, 2002 8:08:20 AM

For THIS configuration - Win'95.
If you increase the RAM to at least 64 MB - Win 98.
To run Win ME comfortably, you must have 128 MB or more, but in this case maybe the CPU could be a bit slower... Why don't you overclock it?

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