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Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2002 - 3:35 pm:   

Do I need a boot disk to install a OME full version of windows ME it came from a Dell computer ? its never been used.
thanks for any help
Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2002 - 11:50 pm:   

If it's from Dell, it may only work on that particular Dell, Is it marked WinMe or is it a Dell recovery CD?
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 6:44 am:   

Its marked "operating system reinstallation cd WMe."
Its gets to where its starts to load windows then stops, a message comes up" This version of windows
Me cannot be installed on your computer please obtain correct version from your computer manufacture" MESSAGE SU0173
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 9:06 am:   

I have a bad feeling.......
I'm checking it out, but take a look at

I'll let you know what I find.
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 9:12 am:   

Better site - with a possible solution -

Post back and tell me how you did. Be warned - it taks a lot of space.
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 10:06 pm:   

Aah, the old work around that bios signature trick and yes it takes a huge amount of space to load that way. Sometimes over 3 gig of HDD memory depending on the package it delivers.
Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2002 - 10:14 pm:   

The only trouble with this trick is you have to have an O.S. that can use longfile names already installed, It will work from DOS but you have to know how to get around from a DOS command prompt.
Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 7:08 am:   

Matt I used the better site you posted, And made a new CD and it worked so far. everyone thanks for your help. I new at this so I will be back!
Thanks Bill

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