98SE or ME

  [email protected] 21:41 15 Sep 2003

About to do clean install for a friend. They have both 98SE and ME and have asked me which I recommend they go with.

Answers on a postcard please :-)

  VoG II 21:44 15 Sep 2003

Neither - get XP.

I found ME to be very unstable - others don't. On the other hand ME has System Restore (which doesn't always work, especially in ME).

  scooby43 21:53 15 Sep 2003

personally win 98 from ME I had nothing but problems with it but now I have xp

  [email protected] 21:54 15 Sep 2003

He plans to get Xp in the future but his finances dictate that now is not the time :-(

  Legolas 21:55 15 Sep 2003

ME because it has system restore

  VoG II 21:55 15 Sep 2003

98 then, at least it is a well tried and stable system.

  Gaz 25 22:01 15 Sep 2003

I say 98SE, ME is the worst, constant crashes.

If he can get a copy of win 2000 that it the best next to XP.

  scooby43 22:11 15 Sep 2003

hm I found win 2000 hard to network with xp:P

  Ironman556 22:25 15 Sep 2003

I have 98SE, I've not upgraded because I'm happy with it. I do have people telling me though that ME is better and more stable, but if there was no major problems last time running 98SE stick to what you know works.

XP is a lot stabler, but sometimes it's best to stick with what the hadware was designed for. A while ago everything was for 98, now it's all for XP, and putting 98 on a new PC can cause problems.

  spargo 22:30 15 Sep 2003

Now dual booting 98SE and Xp pro without probs, did try ME but went back to 98Se , better stability all round.

  rev.bem 22:31 15 Sep 2003

Ran ME for two years not one Bsod but agree with VoG XP much better.

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