Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Upgrade from ME to XP home

by majkthreads / May 22, 2008 6:30 AM PDT

I've never had a machine with ME before. But my brother does and we just got him a used but a pretty new pc with XP on it.

I've tried researching a couple of ways to transfer files to the new pc, I looked at Apricorns DriveWire Hard Drive Adapter but it doesn't work with ME.

Is a couple of memory sticks the best way really to do this?


Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Upgrade from ME to XP home
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Upgrade from ME to XP home
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
You said upgrade
by Steven Haninger / May 22, 2008 10:14 AM PDT

Are you wanting to just transfer a few files? If so, do both systems have a network card? If so, that's the best way. Or, if the ME box has a burner, that works too. But, if those options aren't available and both do have working USB ports, flash drives should work fine

Collapse -
Forgot one option
by Steven Haninger / May 22, 2008 10:17 AM PDT
In reply to: You said upgrade

You should be remove the HD from the ME machine and connect it to an available port on the XP machine. It requires some tools and has some slight risks but does work.

Collapse -
If you use, it will clean out all your
by Darrell / November 19, 2008 10:52 PM PST
In reply to: Forgot one option

Hard Drive. If you have an emergency boot disk for WINME, then you can install WINME "first" as it is FAT32. If you go to options on your brother's WINME, you can burn all the setup for WINME on a CD.

This is assuming you have more than 40 GB of a hard drive.

Now the file system in WINXP is NTFS which not the same as WINME's FAT32. Now you can install WINXP since it is bootable from youe CD-ROM
THE ONLY thing I don't know is creating a partition for both to be on C\ but I bet someone knows how to do that in the forum. Darrell L.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
Security 30,333 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
Phones 15,713 discussions
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.