About Windows Millennium

Free downloads of Windows ME Millennium emergency startup boot disk. Windows Me (Millennium Edition) is an operating system from Microsoft, released commercially September 14, 2000. Windows Me was developed specifically for the home user, just as their Windows 2000 version was developed specifically for the business user. Microsoft claims that this Windows 98 update (which has a very similar look-and-feel to the earlier version) combines a more intuitive interface for the new user with added functionality for the experienced user.

Designed to be backwards compatible with Windows 98, Windows Me works with the earlier version's applications and drivers. Improvements over Windows 98 include functions to enhance system stability and error correction (what Microsoft is calling "PC health"), as well as features designed for digital media, home networking, and online experience:

PC health features:

  • System restore, which allows users to return to a prior (functioning) configuration when encountering problems
  • System file protection, which prevents accidental overwriting of critical system files
  • Auto-update, which automatically downloads Microsoft updates

Digital media features:

  • Image acquisition, which facilitates transfer of images from digital equipment
  • Movie Maker, which enables digital editing, saving and sharing of videos
  • Media Player 7, which coordinates and organizes digital media operations
  • DirectPlay voice chat, which enables chat between users playing games over the Web

Home networking features:

  • Home Networking Wizard, which walks the user through steps to connect multiple computers in a home
  • Improved technology for Internet connection-sharing
  • Simplified Universal Serial Bus (USB) networking
  • Universal plug-and-play technology

Online experience features:

  • Internet Explorer 5.5
  • NetMeeting 3.0 for conference capability
  • Enhanced interoperability of Outlook and MSN Messenger Service
  • Easier Web publishing

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