Can I not use Windows ME on my new DIMENSION 3000????

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I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
does not have the Chipset drivers



why is this, i do not want to use XP,



Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
 
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Well... thanks for the help friends :) top lads ,, lol


i like ME because i know the in and outs :)

and i have lots of programs that dont run on XP

how do i know what drivers this D3000 needs from the intel site?

Richy
 
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> Tweekwrote:
You can get the chipset drivers from Intel's website, and probably
the video
> drivers too.
>


Someone is gonna have to help me here! do i need to know what mother/b
i need the chipset for?

Richy
 
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COLT_SSB wrote:
> Well... thanks for the help friends :) top lads ,, lol
>
>
> i like ME because i know the in and outs :)
>
> and i have lots of programs that dont run on XP
>
> how do i know what drivers this D3000 needs from the intel site?
>
> Richy

Are you sure the programs cannot be installed on XP? It's pretty good
with compatibility mode if that is even required.

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Quaoar wrote:
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> COLT_SSB wrote:
> > Well... thanks for the help friends :) top lads ,, lol
> >
> >
> > i like ME because i know the in and outs :)
> >
> > and i have lots of programs that dont run on XP
> >
> > how do i know what drivers this D3000 needs from the intel site?
> >
> > Richy
>
> Are you sure the programs cannot be installed on XP? It's pretty good
> with compatibility mode if that is even required.

And one helluva lot more stable than ME!

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richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid (COLT_SSB) wrote:
>why is this, i do not want to use XP,

As others have pointed out, ME was the most disastrous OS M$ ever
produced, in fact it was so bad they tried to abandon it early and
allowed people to downgrade to 98SE without giving them license
hastles.

But if that's what you really want to do, go look on the Intel website
for the chipset identifier utility and use the results of that to find
your chipset drivers.
 
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You can get the chipset drivers from Intel's website, and probably the video
drivers too. You may not be able to find drivers for other hardware though.
I know you have your reasons for wanting to run it, but Windows ME is pretty
much the most unreliable OS Micrsoft ever created.

"COLT_SSB" <richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid> wrote in
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>I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
> does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
> why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
> Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
>
>
>
 
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On 19 May 2005 17:35:25 -0400,
richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid (COLT_SSB) wrote:

>I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
>does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
>why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
>Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
>
>

Why would you want to go back to ME? It's like running Windows NT,
compared to XP.

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Both the chipset drivers and video drivers are unified, they work on any
chipset if they are needed. Just pick one of the newer chipsets like the 915
and select windows me as your os and it will take you to the right place. As
far as compatiblity problems, the compatibility mode works wonders in XP.

"COLT_SSB" <richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid> wrote in
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> Well... thanks for the help friends :) top lads ,, lol
>
>
> i like ME because i know the in and outs :)
>
> and i have lots of programs that dont run on XP
>
> how do i know what drivers this D3000 needs from the intel site?
>
> Richy
>
 

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"COLT_SSB" <richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid> wrote in
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>I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
> does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
> why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
> Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
>
> What you must also remember is that if you have a problem with your
> machine and it came with XP and you have put ME on it Dell will not
> support you, they only support what came with the machine
>
 
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> Fixerwrote:
"COLT_SSB" <richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid>
wrote in
> message news:428d069d$1_4@alt.athenanews.com...
> I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
> does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
> why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
> Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION
3000???
>
> What you must also remember is that if you have a problem with your
> machine and it came with XP and you have put ME on it Dell will not
> support you, they only support what came with the machine
>


I have saved the drive with all the dell stuff on :)
 
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If not XP, why not Windows 2000 Pro? It actually works, and it is not hugely
bloated... Ben Myers

On 19 May 2005 17:35:25 -0400, richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid
(COLT_SSB) wrote:

>I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
>does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
>why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
>Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
>
>
>
 
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It is because of your Chipset mainly. It is no longer 'supported' by Intel
and Microsoft- regarding ME. I had the same problem. My Graphics controller
would only give me 256 colours. But the system ran damn fast with ME.
Unfortunately 256 colours are no option for me...
 
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Krisztina Susza wrote:
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> It is because of your Chipset mainly. It is no longer 'supported' by Intel
> and Microsoft- regarding ME. I had the same problem. My Graphics controller
> would only give me 256 colours. But the system ran damn fast with ME.
> Unfortunately 256 colours are no option for me...

256 colors?

Jeez, a large box of Crayons has more than 256 colors! <g>

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FWIW, the Intel web site has Windows 98/ME chipset and graphics drivers for all
the 800-series chipsets. The 900-series chipsets are Windows 2000 and XP only.
And various Linuxes... Ben Myers

On 19 May 2005 17:35:25 -0400, richygc2003@blueyonder.co-dot-uk.no-spam.invalid
(COLT_SSB) wrote:

>I have installed ME on my D3000 and the dell website
>does not have the Chipset drivers
>
>
>
>why is this, i do not want to use XP,
>
>
>
>Is it possable that Windows ME does not work on the DIMENSION 3000???
>
>
>
 
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On Fri, 20 May 2005 12:07:22 -0600, Notan <notan@ddress.com> wrote:

>Krisztina Susza wrote:
>>
>> It is because of your Chipset mainly. It is no longer 'supported' by Intel
>> and Microsoft- regarding ME. I had the same problem. My Graphics controller
>> would only give me 256 colours. But the system ran damn fast with ME.
>> Unfortunately 256 colours are no option for me...
>
>256 colors?
>
>Jeez, a large box of Crayons has more than 256 colors! <g>
>
>Notan

Pretty large crayon box, over 16,700,000 colors


Bob
 
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Ben Myers wrote:

> If not XP, why not Windows 2000 Pro? It actually works, and it is not hugely
> bloated... Ben Myers

Anything but Me!

;)
 
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wayne wrote:

> I have to agree about ME in that it was a hurried OS that had an incredibly
> short life
> IN 1995 Windows 95 came out in 98 Windows 98 then in 2000 ME comes out.
>
> Less than a year later (8 mos) XP is announced. The incredibly short life
> of ME shows how poorly it did as MS would have sold it for a longer period
> of time if they felt they could. I think part of the reason for ME was
> that they decided not to have a "Home" version of Wink. ME was in many ways
> XP beta that was sold to people.

Not really, Me was the last Win version based on the original 16 bit
code base, hence its lack of stability (and security, not that XP is
bulletproof).
 
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wayne wrote:
> I have to agree about ME in that it was a hurried OS that had an incredibly
> short life
> IN 1995 Windows 95 came out in 98 Windows 98 then in 2000 ME comes out.
>
> Less than a year later (8 mos) XP is announced. The incredibly short life
> of ME shows how poorly it did as MS would have sold it for a longer period
> of time if they felt they could. I think part of the reason for ME was
> that they decided not to have a "Home" version of Wink. ME was in many ways
> XP beta that was sold to people. It had plenty of new features like restore
> points but it lacked polish and support from many vendors. You can try
> win2k or 98 drivers and they may work.
>
> I would stick with XP using the classic view and turning off all the cartoon
> features by choosing best performance and classic interface
>
> Wayne
>
Someone in the IBM Thinkpad newsgroup tried to convince me that Windows
ME was only released to force developers to start writing for 2000/XP.
The idea with ME was that any code that wouldn't run on NT based Windows
(2000/XP) will not work on ME. This is why most people had much greater
success with 98SE (nothing was intentionally broken for compatibility
reasons). I don't entirely buy the argument (the poster claimed ME was
released solely for this purpose), I beleive ME was a last greedy stab
at consumers prior to releasing XP (forcing developers was a side
benefit).
 
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Capt Bob wrote:

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> You know, I was just thinking of loading windows 95 on my new Desktop
> , and your posts has sort of got me second guessing myself. Do you
> really think that XP is better than Windows 95?
>
As long as the system is relatively modern and has a fair amount of RAM,
XP is a much, much better choice. It's still receiving security
updates, it's natively 32 bit, far more stable, etc. I prefer Linux,
but when I must run Windows I go XP.
 
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<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
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> Yes, but Windows 95 is/was more stable than Windows ME !!! ... Ben Myers
>



True, but the Yugo was probably infinitely more safe than the Ford Pinto as
well. :eek:)


Stew
 
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Ben Myers wrote:
> Yes, but Windows 95 is/was more stable than Windows ME !!! ... Ben Myers

Now there's a news flash for you. <g>

Bob
 
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You all are kinda sorta, erhh, smart and intelligent.
BUT the question was:
Is it possible to run Win ME on a Dell Dimension 3000 System. I haven't till
now heard any intelligent insight on this from anyone of you.
So if you want to go on kidding and laughing you should start yourself a new
thread- or you are going to help..
 
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"Krisztina Susza" <krisztina.sz@gmx.net> wrote in message
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> You all are kinda sorta, erhh, smart and intelligent.
> BUT the question was:
> Is it possible to run Win ME on a Dell Dimension 3000 System. I haven't
> till now heard any intelligent insight on this from anyone of you.
> So if you want to go on kidding and laughing you should start yourself a
> new thread- or you are going to help..
>
>

The reason you are getting the answers you are is that none of us have
experience attempting Windows Me on a 3000. We have no experience, because
the general consensus is that it is an irrational decision.

The only way you are going to find out is to try it.

Tom
 
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Krisztina Susza wrote:

> You all are kinda sorta, erhh, smart and intelligent.
> BUT the question was:
> Is it possible to run Win ME on a Dell Dimension 3000 System. I haven't till
> now heard any intelligent insight on this from anyone of you.
> So if you want to go on kidding and laughing you should start yourself a new
> thread- or you are going to help..
>
>

Go ahead and try it. The machine was not designed to run ME. There may
or may not be drivers available for the hardware.

Bob