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jenny
12-01-2002, 05:58 PM
how can i get microsoft windows 98 back? i recently upgraded to the windows millenium and now my computer is running really slow...

Edit://Fixed IVB tags for you. ABlix.



Last edited by ABlix at Dec 1 2002, 06:05 PM

OldVersion.com Admin
12-01-2002, 06:06 PM
http://www.ebay.com/

Consider buying a copy of Windows 98.

epp_b
12-01-2002, 07:52 PM
I don't know why you would even want to "upgrade" to Windows ME. Windows 98 is buggy, but ME is worse...

Anyway, I think you may be able to go into the "Add/Remove Programs" applet in the control panel and find it in there, but I'm not 100% sure on that one, it may only be with newer versions of Windows. If you can't, then just reformat and reinstall Windows 98 (I would think that you'd have a Win98 Disc seeing as you were using Win98 to begin with).

Here are a few links on reformatting and installing Win98:

http://tech.jmwebdesigns.com/software/expe...t/reformat.html (http://tech.jmwebdesigns.com/software/expert/reformat.html)
http://www.cyberwalker.net/columns/jul99/290799.html
http://www.rodgersweb.net/pcbasics/reformat.html

lightsup55
12-01-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by epp_b@Dec 1 2002, 07:52 PM
...but ME is worse...
I found a section of a web page that talks about why you wouldn't want to use Windows ME. I found it at emulators.com (http://www.emulators.com/) secrets (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm) page.

Here some quick links that will jump to anywhere on the secrets (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm) page:

Windows Upgrading Hazards (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#WinHazard)

Windows 9x/Me memory management tips (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#Win9xMem)


EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS ONE!
Windows 98 and cable modems - you're probably infected with a virus! 10 SIGNS OF A VIRUS (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#VirusMagnet)


Here are some older ones:

Windows Millennium - what a disaster! A brief history of Windows (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#winme)

Editing AUTOEXEC.BAT in Windows Millennium (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#AUTOEXC)

Windows 95/98/Millennium Disk Cache Bug (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#vcache)

Overriding the minimum requirements of Windows Setup (http://www.emulators.com/secrets.htm#setupnm)

SSS
12-07-2002, 03:29 PM
Yep, Win Me is worse eppb. I have a computer that is running Win Me and it is so slow:(

Ric
12-16-2002, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by lightsup55@Dec 1 2002, 11:22 PM
EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS ONE!
Windows 98 and cable modems - you're probably infected with a virus! 10 SIGNS OF A VIRUS


It's really hard to accept advice from a page that says:
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">

mokopuna
01-03-2003, 08:11 AM
One of the most asked topics at www.annoyance.org. Try there and do a search.