Windows® ME Services
Windows® ME and the various services that make it unique
Windows® ME is an operating system that serves specifically home users. It has a number of features, such as Internet Explorer® 5.5, Windows Media® Player 7 and the new Windows® Movie Maker software. Its Windows Media® Player 7 has various features and capabilities when compared with other versions. The player features a WindowsMedia.com guide and radio tuner which is an integral part of the player. In addition, it helps the user to view images through Image Preview utility that allows users to rotate print or zoom various images.
Here are some of the services that were initially presented in Windows® ME and how they eventually evolved:
- System Restore
- Windows® Media Maker
- Windows® Media Acquisition
The System Restore service was initially provided in Windows® ME. This is a tool that helps users roll back their data and system to a previous date before the malfunction even started. The user creates a restore point and in the future, if the user experiences a big problem with the system, the user can go for System Restore to go back to the restore point but not necessarily to change time. It is a simplistic form of backup that helps users in various ways.
Windows® Media Maker
The Windows® Media Maker is a simple video and audio editing tool that is first introduced for Windows® ME in 2000. When it was presented initially many users felt it was lacking with essential editing features. It is pretty straightforward tool that only supports native files. However, in the newer versions of the Movie Maker, the response has significantly risen up, making it a good option for editing simple video presentations.
The Windows® Media Acquisition (WIA) is a driver model for Windows® and the application programming interface that can is on Windows® ME and later OS for Windows® to enable graphics software to imaging hardware like digital cameras, scanners and other imaging hardware. Today, the technology is being used by industry standard programs for image manipulation and editing. These services marked the start of something new for Windows® ME.