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Hi Peter,

You are right things were OK with the computer until my post of Jan 5, 2007.

http://www.geekstogo...s...st&p=894176

I was first contacted by PIP22, then WHISKEYMAN and then you.

Have a question about XP. If I do purchase XP should I buy the Full Version or Upgrade? In other words: buy the Full Version and load onto my new hard drive, or, buy the Upgrade and load onto current hard drive which has ME?

Thanks Peter.

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Hi Rebecca
You game to try a parallel install of me
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Hi Peter,

Sure I'm game. Don't know what that is exactly but I'm with you.

Just let me know what to do.

Thanks so much.

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Ok I will set out the steps
your data should be safe - but as always with computers !!!
Have you backed up ? do you have a backup program (there is a link in my sig)
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Edited by peterm, 15 May 2007 - 02:02 AM.

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Hi Rebecca
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 me
This 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


Step 1
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.

Cheers
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 15 May 2007 - 02:15 AM.

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Hi Peter,

Sorry, I never saw these last two posts. Never received an email about them.

I will try to do the parallel install tomorrow. I will just follow each step you have outlined.

Thank You,

Rebecca
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Hi Rebecca
Just to confirm this is a fresh install not an upgrade still
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Hi Peter,

A couple of things before I begin.

First I should download Winbackup, correct?

I have a Startup disk dated 3/12/06, is that OK to use. If I need to make a newer one will it work the same if the system.ini is disabled?

Change to the CD-ROM drive, and then verify that the contents of the Windows Me CD-ROM are present.


I need to change drive to D (which is where the CD ROM is) and read the contents of the Windows ME Disk? What "contents" am I looking for?

Type C:\Windows for the folder that you want to install Windows in.

. I choose a file name? Or, just type this exactly as is?

I think that is it?

Thank You!

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Hi Peter,

One more question (hopefully). When I use Winbackup, should I save to CD's or my current hard drive or someplace else?

Thanks
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Hi Rebecca

First I should download Winbackup, correct


Yes

I have a Startup disk dated 3/12/06, is that OK to use

Yes

I need to change drive to D (which is where the CD ROM is) and read the contents of the Windows ME Disk? What "contents" am I looking for?

This is to make sure you are reading the CD Drive Basic Volume in drive is Windows ME

I choose a file name? Or, just type this exactly as is?

Exactly as is C:\Windows ( because the old one was renamed old win)
One more question (hopefully). When I use Winbackup, should I save to CD's or my current hard drive or someplace else?
Depends on how big the file is if it is 1 or 2 cd (even 4) then I would save to cd .
Do this step 1st and let me know how big the file is When you 1st save the files put it in C: not C:\windows
Then we will decide what to do.
Ask as many questions as you like - Better sure and safe then sorry.
If you are really worried we could always load your other drive and load windows Me to that!
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Hi Peter,

I created a backup in Winbackup. Didn't save it yet. It was approx. 2.5 G. I probably chose too much stuff. I'm not exactly sure what I am doing.

Thanks,
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Hi Rebecca
Just save it to C: as long as you do not save it to C:\Windows
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Hi Rebecca
In my sig there is a link to a memory tester - with instructions.
Please download and run. Remember my rule 2.
If this comes up ok then it is time for a parallel install.
Cheers
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Hi Peter,

Tried downloading the Memory Tester. Told me to save it to a floppy, and after the download restart computer with the disk in the drive. When it booted up the message said non system disk. So I have not been able to run it. I think I can download to a CD ROM, will try that. Doesn't say I can just save it to the computer and run it from there.

Right now I am running computer with limited start-up programs, VXD and a few Win.ini files. So far it is running OK, altghough sometimes my screen starts moving from the Top Down and The Bottom Up totally distorted. Don't know if that is a Monitor problem or a Video Card problem.

Thank You Peter,
Rebecca
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I think it is time for a parallel install
Are you game?
Cheers
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