<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dees komt van KOekiE:
Adminneke mot denk ik beter leren lezen. Er wordt geen download aangeboden, alleen de SWAT Ripp die iedereen al heeft. De ISO zal binnenkort wel beschikbaar komen op godabuzz of zo.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
En toch... Lees dit:
Windows Millennium 4.90.3000 OEM
This is indeed the Original Equipment Manufacture's copy of Windows Millennium FINAL. Here are some installation instructions.
1) Full install only.*
2) When you boot with your CD-ROM drive, use your primary CD-ROM drive to do it with.** (ie. You have a reader and a burner, your reader is drive F: and your burner is drive E: Use your reader to boot this disc.)
3) Follow installation instructions.
- This is OEM, computer builders start from scratch, and so you will you when you use this image. Want to upgrade? Wait until September for the RETAIL.
** It is possible to boot with your secondary CD-ROM drive (and so on), but the WinME installation will not start automatically. We tried and tested and sweated of trying to make this bootable CD as hastle free as possible, but sorry... the demand is too high to keep this one day longer. Also, another note to CD-ROM drives, if you're running all SCSI (and have multiple SCSI CD-ROM drives), I believe the lower SCSI ID on the drive is your primary. (ie. Reader is ID:3, while burner is ID:5, therefore reader is primary.) If you still can't boot it, get a life, wait until September for the RETAIL and buy it, you don't belong here. You're probably better than those people waiting all day long trying to get the latest shit hot off the plant.
Those who work in the computer industry in building and manufacturing computers should understand this. The original Windows Millennium OEM is not (I repeat, NOT) bootable. Why's that? Picture this if you will. You're Microsoft and you need to send out your latest OS to the computer builders who help you spread your market share. Dell, Micron, and Gateway are a big three.
Now, if you bought a pre-loaded system of Windows (any version), check out Start > Settings > Control Panels > System and the General tab. (Use Windows Key + Pause/Break Key for those savvy users.) Under "Computer:" can be customized to fit those computer builders needs. (ie. Micron can state that the Computer is a Micron computer.) Also, you know that little picture on the left with a windows logo in a monitor? A computer company can put their own logo to fit their needs.
After those tech guys customize their OEM, they throw all the information on a CD and start installing. They choose whether or not they want the CD bootable. (BTW: Have you noticed that there really haven't been any OEM ISO's released for OS's much? Well, I haven't witnessed any, only CAB rips of them. That's because the OEM is useless! And if you plan on creating a computer building company, I'm sure you'd think about becoming legit first.) They can also script custom installations and such. There's a bunch of tools that you can see in this OEM. For my own kicks, I'm going to fully customize a Windows Millennium installation for myself. Though, to the average user, all this OEM crap is... well... crap!
And one more thing about the OEM. If you check out the OEM files, you'll see that the final version is actually 4.90.3333 (Windows 98 Second Edition was 4.90.2222). I'm guessing that the 3333 justifies that it IS an OEM after the fact that the OEM has been modified to fit the company's needs. Though, I'm guessing on that one... you can argue about it amongst yourselves.
Now do you understand why OEM was never bootable?
The OEM is NOT bootable, but this is an OEM "mirror" and it IS bootable! This is NOT the original image of the Microsoft pressed OEM disc. If you still want that, then go ahead and waste your bandwidth on it (I'm hoping that after everyone reads through this nfo, and hope they'll understand that this release is far better than the OEM copy and they won't ask for the "original ISO".) The directory structures and file modifications dates are good as gold as the original OEM. The file dates are probably very off from the modification dates since the files needed to be written to my hard drive before burning. Big deal right? The trade off is:
1) Bootable CD
2) Auto CDKEY
Those who are keen with releases, I'll let you know that there is NOTHING in the root of the CD. No files! Only directories! (Remember the OEM story above? They don't just grab the CD and install, they customize first!) But in this release, you'll see two files: BOOTCAT.BIN and BOOTIMG.BIN. These too files make the CD-ROM bootable. The only other change is the Msbatch.inf file that contains that automatically inserts the CDKEY at setup. Those are the only modifications.
Wondering why your primary CD-ROM drive is drive letter R:? I took a letter far in the alphabet to make sure that the auto-installation works after the CD-ROM drivers are loaded. (Just in case someone had 17 hard drives and partitions, I made sure.) Don't worry, your drive letters will gert back to normal after installation.
I hope everyone agrees that this release is better than the original CD. I didn't write this much text for fun. If someone is in the computer manufacturing industry and thinks that what I said about OEM products is all wrong, then please do correct this nfo file. I'm not part of the OEM industry, this knowledge was based on experience and word of mouth in the underground industry.
Wouldn't we all like to say that this release is just for "testing" purposes only and that everyone should go out and buy the RETAIL copy in September? There are groups and individuals who will probably feel like this release did not suit their needs and decide to repack it with their own style (ie. I messed up somewhere). There's an individual that helped get this awaited OS out to the public. And I won't mention it right now since he might bet pissed off that a bunch of people will be nagging him on IRC. And it's best not to mention which company this OEM came from. By the way, I'm sorry to announce that this is NOT a #WinMErelease. It was planned to, but I don't like the idea of "groups" and such... But of course, #WinME will fully endorse it and will unofficially be called the #WinME ISO
"I have a question..."
I'm sure you do. Go to #WinME on EFnet, they'll be happy help you with all your Windows Millennium needs. But first, head over to their website before asking your question. http://switch.to/WinMe/
Monday, June 26, 2000 / 3:58PM PST
Gesnapt, ik heb 'm hier liggen, de iso, hij is meer als 300 MB groot, het is geen bootable cd, omdat ie OEM is, dus, en er zit een hele hoop zooi in van AOL... De rest moet je maar ff lezen.