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Installing Windows ME

Installing Windows ME - PCSTATS
Abstract: Regardless, after my last writeup of the Windows ME release, I received lots of e-mails on how to "bury the cabs" on the HDD to make life a bit sweeter after the install.
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External Mfg. Website: Microsoft.com Mar 01 2001   D. Dee  
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For a clean HDD

For a clean HDD, there are a couple of options. If you are worried about HDD corruption, you will want to fdisk it, remove the current partition and create a new clean primary DOS partition. For the uninitiated fdisk virgins that may be out there, and to avoid yet more e-mails because I left out information that some may need, I will include screenshots for the following fdisk steps to remove the existing partition, and create a new one.

Here is the main menu of our good friend fdisk. How you get here is booting to that floppy, and typing in A:\> FDISK and press the enter key. You will get a screen that asks if you want to enable large disk support, select yes and press enter again, that will bring you to the above screen. To remove the current partition, select choice number 3. That will bring you to the next screen.....

Here we will select choice number 1 to delete the primary DOS partition. That brings you to the next dialogue...

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Contents of Article: Microsoft.com WindowsME
 Pg 1.  Installing Windows ME
 Pg 2.  — For a clean HDD
 Pg 3.  Partitions and FDisk
 Pg 4.  Format C:\

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