My idea of a parallel install is to see if your system runs without errors if it does then
we look at either migrating your data.Please read this first to get an understanding if in doubt do nothing and come back to meThis comes later
(what's in quotes)
You can copy many files and folders (such as Favorites and Cookies) from the corresponding Oldwin folder to the Windows folder. For example, to restore the contents of the Favorites folder
When you install Windows Me in a new folder, Windows Setup ignores the previously installed programs and registry settings.
So make sure you have the programs -JUST IN CASE
To install Windows Me in a new folder:
1. Start Windows Me to the Emergency Boot Disk or Startup disk, and then click with CD-ROM support on the Start menu.
2. Change to the CD-ROM drive, and then verify that the contents of the Windows Me CD-ROM are present.
3. Type C: to change to the C drive, and then press ENTER.
4. Type MD OldRoot, and then press ENTER.
5. Type Attrib -r -h -s C:\*.*, and then press ENTER.
6. Type Attrib -h _Restore, and then press ENTER.
7. Type Move C:\*.* C:\OldRoot, and then press ENTER.
8. Type Ren _Restore OldRest, and then press ENTER.
9. Type Ren Progra~1 OldProg, and then press ENTER.
10. Type Ren Windows OldWin, and then press ENTER.
11. Type E:\Setup, where "E" is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive, and then press ENTER.
12. When you are prompted to enter a folder to install Windows in, click Other Directory.
13. Type C:\Windows for the folder that you want to install Windows in.
14. Remove the Emergency Boot Disk from the floppy drive.
Edited by peterm, 15 May 2007 - 02:15 AM.