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Old 10-04-2004, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have heard that window ME is unstable compared to Win 98.
What does the word "Unstable" mean? On my windows ME
system I find that I have to do a Control-Alternate-del for
the cancel program window then punch "End Task" button
several times to cancel the program . Is that what unstable means? I don't like using easycleaner to clean ME registery,
unwanted files etc. which is a problem. I do like the restore
in the help section of Win Me which sets the program to
a earlier setting by date if something goes wrong. Does
Win 98 have that?? Can anyone compare Win ME & Win
98 in detail instead of just saying ME is more unstable?
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There's no need to compare them because ME sucks.

-ME has system restore, 98 has not
-ME crashes all the time, 98 does not
-Lots of programs hang/freeze in ME, not in 98
-Once ME crashes you have to boot in safe-mode 1 time to make normal mode work again (not always)
-ME takes longer to load
-Very often ME asks u to enable active desktop and the system hangs
-Emptying the recycle Bin in ME takes forever
-Networking in ME is unstable
-ME has lots of issues
-More issues
-Even more issues

So I would recommend to use either 98SE, 2000 or XP but don't ever use ME.
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too many driver conflicts, program errors. i've used it once in my life (for 4 days only), he he he.

i've used win98SE for 3 yrs, and no probs, and now on WInXP (cool as cucumber)
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ME is the best thing ever (sarcasm). Seen more on Longhorn. God, you need a DX9 card just to run it???!
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Old 10-05-2004, 12:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally posted by muckmail
I have heard that window ME is unstable compared to Win 98.
What does the word "Unstable" mean? On my windows ME
system I find that I have to do a Control-Alternate-del for
the cancel program window then punch "End Task" button
several times to cancel the program . Is that what unstable means? I don't like using easycleaner to clean ME registery,
unwanted files etc. which is a problem. I do like the restore
in the help section of Win Me which sets the program to
a earlier setting by date if something goes wrong. Does
Win 98 have that?? Can anyone compare Win ME & Win
98 in detail instead of just saying ME is more unstable?
Thank you,
unstable means you can never count on something doing the same thing all the time. The ctrl-alt-delete is the same in win98.Use disk cleanup in system tools. The major difference is restore.

Hope this helps-it should
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Old 10-05-2004, 03:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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System retore seems like it is a Windows ME feature only. That
feature has got me out of some tight situations at times. Is there
a 3rd party software that provides that feature for the other
windows versions?
thank you,
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Quote:
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System retore seems like it is a Windows ME feature only. That
feature has got me out of some tight situations at times. Is there
a 3rd party software that provides that feature for the other
windows versions?
thank you,
muckmail
nope, win 2000 has restore
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