1. Post #1
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    I was reading the latest(?) issue of PCW, and I came across them saying that WinME was one of the worst OSs (not exact wording). And I was wondering why. Of course, the last time I used WinME was when I was like...8 (the time when I learned the computer shut itself off, I was like NO WAI1!!!!1) :sweatdrop: So I was wondering what was so bad about it. Just curious.
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    July 2006
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    It had a fuckton of security flaws, and was generally all around terrrible really.

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    Pretiacruento's Avatar
    September 2009
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    I can only recall I haven't had as many problems as many people claimed... but that's just me

    I waited a few months after XP SP1 came along and then I went to XP

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    May 2009
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    Instable and unrealiable.
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  5. Post #5
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    I see. But that was 2000, I'm sure we thought it was super secure back then...why am I redeeming something I don't care about. :doh:

  6. Post #6
    I tried to install Windows ME once, before setup was done, it already started crashing programs. No joke
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    I tried to install Windows ME once, before setup was done, it already started crashing programs. No joke
    I once had Windows 98 BSOD in it's installer.
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    May 2010
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    Windows ME is the old version of windows vista i find.
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  9. Post #9
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    No, people just bitch at Vista because of UAC. And the fact that any new OS has had driver problems. Poor Vista, I still like you. Not love, but like.
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    No, people just bitch at Vista because of UAC. And the fact that any new OS has had driver problems. Poor Vista, I still like you. Not love, but like.
    What are you talking about? There are A LOT more to Vista that made it shitty than just the UAC.
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    December 2009
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    I tried to install Windows ME once, before setup was done, it already started crashing programs. No joke
    I've had a computer BSOD in the Windows 7 beta installer.

    Of course, that computer also would hang on the Windows XP installer and get stuck partway through booting Ubuntu.
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    Windows ME's betas were more stable.
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    January 2010
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    What are you talking about? There are A LOT more to Vista that made it shitty than just the UAC.
    Certainly.

    I always preffered 98 over ME, ME was pretty terrible when I had it.
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    June 2009
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    I didn't notice anything different really, but then again I was 8 at the time

    Edited:

    It was like 98, I didn't find it worse or anything.

  15. Post #15
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    May 2009
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    Windows 2000 was my fav. Windows version.

  16. Post #16
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    June 2010
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    Windows XP is still the best IMO :mmmsmug:
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    August 2006
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    Windows XP is still the best IMO :mmmsmug:
    XP better than Win2k? HA!
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    July 2009
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    Windows 2000 is by far the most stable and secure. It's no wonder banks still use it to this day. (My bank does, anyway. I've seen the teller's LCD)

    Windows ME was like, mashing together the worst parts of Windows 98 and Windows 2000 together... it was poorly implemented and executed, and was really unstable.
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    bake someone a cake with laxatives and viagra and then they will have poopboners
    n0cturni's Avatar
    August 2007
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    I remember when my dad replaced ME with XP on my computer, I missed having ME because I couldn't play Lego Creator any more.

  20. Post #20
    Onlyonebowman's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,272 Posts
    My second computer had ME on it.

    When my cousin put XP on it due to security flaws, my dad got pissed and never went to him for computer advice because it didn't have his cd burner drivers.

    He is still convinced it's a great OS.

  21. Post #21
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    What are you talking about? There are A LOT more to Vista that made it shitty than just the UAC.
    True, there are times when I go VISTAAAAAAAAA!!!11ONE :argh: but all OSs have SOMETHING that is not the best. Just look at 7, those thumbnails in the taskbar instead of the...normal things. Seriously, I couldn't figure out where the quick launch ended. That is my gripe for 7.
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    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
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    My second computer had ME on it.

    When my cousin put XP on it due to security flaws, my dad got pissed and never went to him for computer advice because it didn't have his cd burner drivers.

    He is still convinced it's a great OS.
    Uh... CD burners don't need additional drivers... :geno:

    Edited:

    True, there are times when I go VISTAAAAAAAAA!!!11ONE :argh: but all OSs have SOMETHING that is not the best. Just look at 7, those thumbnails in the taskbar instead of the...normal things. Seriously, I couldn't figure out where the quick launch ended. That is my gripe for 7.
    Yeah, it's a bit confusing at first... but I got used to it quickly, after changing them back to normal of course.

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    Onlyonebowman's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Uh... CD burners don't need additional drivers... :geno:
    Whoops I meant burning software, my bad.

  24. Post #24
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    ... after changing them back to normal of course.
    You can do that? YES! Now I have hope for Win7.
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    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
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    You can do that? YES! Now I have hope for Win7.
    Yeah, you just disable grouping, and you have your normal (tabs?) back.

    Edited:

    Whoops I meant burning software, my bad.
    Nero and AnyDVD are the only burning software I need. Even in Linux, Nero is far superior than any other software I've tried, and I've tried alot. Been using Nero since Nero 5.x.x.x and no problems with it. I love it's customization and all the useful utilities it comes with.

  26. Post #26
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    Yeah, it's a bit confusing at first... but I got used to it quickly, after changing them back to normal of course.
    How the fuck is the Superbar confusing? It has no quick launch, any running program and pinned program is located there, and it operates like a normal taskbar after that. The grouping is there to save space, if you get confused by grouping it's no wonder the most productive thing I've seen you do on Linux is make half baked Gnome themes.
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    July 2009
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    How the fuck is the Superbar confusing? It has no quick launch, any running program and pinned program is located there, and it operates like a normal taskbar after that. The grouping is there to save space, if you get confused by grouping it's no wonder the most productive thing I've seen you do on Linux is make half baked Gnome themes.
    I prefer Linux to Windows for too many reasons to list here. Grouping was only confusing to me because I didn't know how to use it at first. Once I used it, I didn't like it, and disabled it.
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  28. Post #28
    starpoo90's Avatar
    January 2010
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    How the fuck is the Superbar confusing? It has no quick launch, any running program and pinned program is located there, and it operates like a normal taskbar after that. The grouping is there to save space, if you get confused by grouping it's no wonder the most productive thing I've seen you do on Linux is make half baked Gnome themes.
    The thumbnails are confusing, they went from what they've used for near 15 years now, to something completely new. But I haven't completely used Win7 yet, just other people's computers. I'm sure it takes some getting used to.
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    The thumbnails are confusing, they went from what they've used for near 15 years now, to something completely new. But I haven't completely used Win7 yet, just other people's computers. I'm sure it takes some getting used to.
    I was able to get used to it when I saw it demonstrated. It's not a hard concept to grasp.

    Edited:

    I prefer Linux to Windows for too many reasons to list here. Grouping was only confusing to me because I didn't know how to use it at first. Once I used it, I didn't like it, and disabled it.
    Groups confuse you? How? You see the icon, you found your program.
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  30. Post #30
    RISC MASTER RACE.
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    August 2010
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    ME had a HUGE problem with memory management. 2000 was nice because the NT kernel did not fuck with the memory as much but ME and it's 9x/NT kernel hybrid was really pissy and you were left with segments that were not clearing and causing all sorts of issues when it was read back or written to.
    It reminds me of the early versions of OS/2 in a way and how they managed to make PC-DOS work properly.

  31. Post #31
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    April 2006
    4,474 Posts
    ME is the OS that Bill Gates crashed on live tv isn't it?
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  32. Post #32
    RISC MASTER RACE.
    MIPS's Avatar
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    No, that was Windows 98.
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  33. Post #33
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    July 2008
    3,130 Posts
    I had an ME computer. It sucked...
    I liked playing Red Alert on it though.

  34. Post #34
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    The thumbnails are confusing, they went from what they've used for near 15 years now, to something completely new. But I haven't completely used Win7 yet, just other people's computers. I'm sure it takes some getting used to.
    Go in to the taskbar properties and set it to use labels, now you can tell apart pinned items and running programs, plus see the useful information usually present in a window title. The large icons take up more space but honestly makes it easier to quickly tell them apart.
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  35. Post #35
    BBgamerUK's Avatar
    July 2010
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    I was watching a series on the history of Windows by some cool user on Youtube. This video might be a nice watch:


  36. Post #36
    Richard Simmons's Avatar
    February 2010
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    I once had Windows 98 BSOD in it's installer.
    I had 2k and XP drivers BSOD in the installer. 0xED, erry time.

    Also, my best experience with WinME was right clicking on the desktop, and getting a runtime error.

  37. Post #37
    Sonicfan574's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,000 Posts
    We have an old Windows ME.

    It isn't THAT bad, imo
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  38. Post #38
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    June 2008
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    I still have an ME serial key and disk, but I'll be damned if I'm going to install it on even my old computer.

    I'm another one of the "used it when I was 8, never had problems" people, it seemed fine to me. I remember pestering my dad when we upgraded because XP didn't have the sound card drivers for the computer. It took about 2 months to find them. Then again, I wouldn't know about all the security flaws, the computer on ME was an offline computer.

  39. Post #39
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    August 2008
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    I had 2k and XP drivers BSOD in the installer. 0xED, erry time.

    Also, my best experience with WinME was right clicking on the desktop, and getting a runtime error.
    I used to get Active Desktop errors every fucking week. They aren't hard to fix, but why the fuck were they occurring in the first place? I will never know as I gave up with ME when XP launched.

  40. Post #40
    Richard Simmons's Avatar
    February 2010
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    The Active Desktop needed to be restored ordeal?

    The occured alot of Win98/SE a lot as well.

    I even got it once on XP. My friend got one of the XP nLite things (Too lazy to do it on his own et cetera) and he got them very often.

    I ditched WinME after about 1month of use. Went to 2k instead, I delt with the driver problems for atleast a year. but it was okay.