Windows® ME Clean Install
Tips to clean install Windows® ME. Things to be kept in mind while doing so
The clean installation of Windows® ME is the only way to get the system run on the right track or started on the right foot. It depends upon the successful approach to the task in a proper manner. Before installing Windows® ME operating system, a user must follow certain tips that would enable a safe installation with proper functionality. First of all, it must be ensured that the system meets the minimum requirements that support the installation. It is a modern operating system and strictly needs certain hardware to run efficiently. If the BIOS is of older version that is installed in the system, then it should be updated by following a proper procedure. This is required to solve any system problems. Make efficient use of Recovery CD, by running the programs on CD and follow the directions properly that would solve the driver-related problems.
The following details mentioned below would give users more information on the things that must be kept in mind for clean installation of Windows® ME:
- Create back-up of data
- Wiping of hard drives
- BIOS updating
Create back-up of data
Creation of data back-up is of utmost importance while installing Windows® ME. This can store files and other data for future reference. It can be created for e-mail and Outlook® Express accounts. The back-up is created in the ‘Favorites’ folder. While doing this process, disconnect all the secondary devices except keyboard and mouse.
Wiping of hard drives
Wiping is a process that will return the drive to factory fresh condition. Before doing this process, identify the hard drive make/model. Wiping process can be done by downloading utility from the website. Once this process is done, the user has to format and partition the hard drive. Multiple partitions can be done by using the manufacturer’s hard disk utilities or DOS.
BIOS is a very important program to run the system more efficiently. If the BIOS version is an older one, the user will have to download the newer version that would solve any system problems. The downloading of utilities for this process can be done from manufacturer’s website. The instruction manual should be followed strictly to download the version that suits users’ motherboard.