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Old January 22nd 10, 07:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
KE
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Default Windows ME recovery cd

I bought an IBM (iSeries) laptop with Windows ME many years ago; the sales
rep recommended me not to purchase the recovery CD, so I don't have a
recovery CD. Now, I am trying to re-install from a Windows ME CD given by a
computer repair store, but it stopped with a message saying that Windows ME
on that CD is not the right version.

Is there anybody who has a Windows ME recovery CD that might be workable on
my laptop? If yes, please let me know. Thanks a lot.
  #2  
Old January 22nd 10, 09:29 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Default Windows ME recovery cd

If all else fails and your laptop still functions, you *may* be able to make
one yourself.

Normally, when installing WinMe from a MS retail CD, it copies the whole
installation setup folder to windows\options\instal. But with (some?) OEM
CD's, it copies them to windows\options\cabs. Other OEM's *may* copy them
elsewhere and some (possibly IBM?) don't even bother at all.

You will need to look on your C: drive for a folder which should contain
some 150 MB of files (i.e. about 25 .CAB files and including the setup
exe.file). If there, copy the whole folder to a CD (or memory stick) and you
will then have made an installation CD.

However, under the circumstances, you should take a look at (and print out)
the "cleanhd.txt" file in the above folder. You can also view the "Windows
Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents" at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;271673

Study it carefully and be sure you have a note of the existing product key
code (the 25 digit code that was supplied with the pc's original
installation) and - if the WinMe CD was an 'upgrade' version (rather than a
'full version') - some proof of a 'previous version' - e.g. a Win95 or 98 CD
(N.B not required for OEM)

BTW - you can find your product key by using Belarc Advisor from
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Also, don't try over-installing WinMe as you are very likely to end up with
a 'soup' and therefore in a far worse state than you already are.

Finally, you may need to obtain extra drivers (for the lcd display panel and
keyboard) but the *may* still be obtainable from the IBM web site

Mart



"KE" wrote in message
...
I bought an IBM (iSeries) laptop with Windows ME many years ago; the sales
rep recommended me not to purchase the recovery CD, so I don't have a
recovery CD. Now, I am trying to re-install from a Windows ME CD given by
a
computer repair store, but it stopped with a message saying that Windows
ME
on that CD is not the right version.

Is there anybody who has a Windows ME recovery CD that might be workable
on
my laptop? If yes, please let me know. Thanks a lot.



  #3  
Old January 22nd 10, 11:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
KE
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Posts: 2
Default Windows ME recovery cd

Thank you very much for the answer.

I will have to spend some time to digest your answer and will let you know.

"Mart" wrote:

If all else fails and your laptop still functions, you *may* be able to make
one yourself.

Normally, when installing WinMe from a MS retail CD, it copies the whole
installation setup folder to windows\options\instal. But with (some?) OEM
CD's, it copies them to windows\options\cabs. Other OEM's *may* copy them
elsewhere and some (possibly IBM?) don't even bother at all.

You will need to look on your C: drive for a folder which should contain
some 150 MB of files (i.e. about 25 .CAB files and including the setup
exe.file). If there, copy the whole folder to a CD (or memory stick) and you
will then have made an installation CD.

However, under the circumstances, you should take a look at (and print out)
the "cleanhd.txt" file in the above folder. You can also view the "Windows
Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents" at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;271673

Study it carefully and be sure you have a note of the existing product key
code (the 25 digit code that was supplied with the pc's original
installation) and - if the WinMe CD was an 'upgrade' version (rather than a
'full version') - some proof of a 'previous version' - e.g. a Win95 or 98 CD
(N.B not required for OEM)

BTW - you can find your product key by using Belarc Advisor from
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Also, don't try over-installing WinMe as you are very likely to end up with
a 'soup' and therefore in a far worse state than you already are.

Finally, you may need to obtain extra drivers (for the lcd display panel and
keyboard) but the *may* still be obtainable from the IBM web site

Mart



"KE" wrote in message
...
I bought an IBM (iSeries) laptop with Windows ME many years ago; the sales
rep recommended me not to purchase the recovery CD, so I don't have a
recovery CD. Now, I am trying to re-install from a Windows ME CD given by
a
computer repair store, but it stopped with a message saying that Windows
ME
on that CD is not the right version.

Is there anybody who has a Windows ME recovery CD that might be workable
on
my laptop? If yes, please let me know. Thanks a lot.



.

  #4  
Old January 23rd 10, 10:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
Mart
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Posts: 1,190
Default Windows ME recovery cd

You're welcome, KE. Please come back if you have any problems and I'm sure
there are still one or two of us around who may be able to help.

Good luck

Mart


"KE" wrote in message
...
Thank you very much for the answer.

I will have to spend some time to digest your answer and will let you
know.

"Mart" wrote:

If all else fails and your laptop still functions, you *may* be able to
make
one yourself.

Normally, when installing WinMe from a MS retail CD, it copies the whole
installation setup folder to windows\options\instal. But with (some?) OEM
CD's, it copies them to windows\options\cabs. Other OEM's *may* copy them
elsewhere and some (possibly IBM?) don't even bother at all.

You will need to look on your C: drive for a folder which should contain
some 150 MB of files (i.e. about 25 .CAB files and including the setup
exe.file). If there, copy the whole folder to a CD (or memory stick) and
you
will then have made an installation CD.

However, under the circumstances, you should take a look at (and print
out)
the "cleanhd.txt" file in the above folder. You can also view the
"Windows
Millennium Edition Cleanhd.txt File Contents" at:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;271673

Study it carefully and be sure you have a note of the existing product
key
code (the 25 digit code that was supplied with the pc's original
installation) and - if the WinMe CD was an 'upgrade' version (rather than
a
'full version') - some proof of a 'previous version' - e.g. a Win95 or 98
CD
(N.B not required for OEM)

BTW - you can find your product key by using Belarc Advisor from
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

Also, don't try over-installing WinMe as you are very likely to end up
with
a 'soup' and therefore in a far worse state than you already are.

Finally, you may need to obtain extra drivers (for the lcd display panel
and
keyboard) but the *may* still be obtainable from the IBM web site

Mart



"KE" wrote in message
...
I bought an IBM (iSeries) laptop with Windows ME many years ago; the
sales
rep recommended me not to purchase the recovery CD, so I don't have a
recovery CD. Now, I am trying to re-install from a Windows ME CD given
by
a
computer repair store, but it stopped with a message saying that
Windows
ME
on that CD is not the right version.

Is there anybody who has a Windows ME recovery CD that might be
workable
on
my laptop? If yes, please let me know. Thanks a lot.



.



 




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