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by mulberryrd / August 16, 2004 5:30 AM PDT

I am interested in a download that requires Windows 2000 or XP and a minimum 128 MB Ram.

I have Windows ME and 64 MB.

Two questions:

1. Are ME and Windows 2000 the same system or are they completely different?

2. If I don't have the minimum Ram would the download even work?

Thank you for the info.

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Re: ME info
by Kees Bakker / August 16, 2004 6:49 AM PDT
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1. 2000 and XP are (internally) totally different from 98/ME.
2. If you had written a program that you knew could run in 98/ME, wouldn't you tell so?
3. If you had written a program that could run in 64 Mb, you wouldn't tell it needed 128 Mb, would you? But to be frank, XP needs 256 Mb to run reasonably.

So it seems a no-go really.

For better advice: tell the forum the name of the program you would like to download, and where you found it.


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I have the same problem with IPod...
by Mosonnow / August 17, 2004 2:57 AM PDT
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My son bought one, and, whilst knowing it would not run on ME beforehand, I half thought there might be an upgrade for a bit of my hardware that might enable it. So far, no luck, but it would make my day if you know of a way.

(I've got an Athlon 1400 256.)

I guess like Mulberryrd, I don't really want to change my O/S for one item.


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Re: I have the same problem with IPod...
by mulberryrd / August 17, 2004 10:41 AM PDT


As it happens it was the iTunes Music Store that I wanted to download but I guess I don't have the proper requirements. I will have to find somewhere else to spend my 99 cents per song.

I wasn't aware that IPods wouldn't run on ME, I had thoughts of buying one myself. Thanks for the info.


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Have you had a look at the MP3 Forum?
by Mosonnow / August 17, 2004 6:20 PM PDT

Several posts refer to "which is best player". My son reckoned the Neuros would be a better bet than the IPod - you could see this thread giving some details - though I'm not sure if even that one runs on ME, or IRiver for that matter. (We didn't get it as it's not available here in the UK.) Now that Apple have brought out their version 4 over here, we opted for that one, as my son can download via a friend who has XP.

I recall a couple of threads on the MP3 Forum about download sites - you might be able to find an alternative to ITunes. The CNET Advanced Search facility, which is on the "CNET Forums by Category" starting page, is very good.

Good luck

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