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Article ID: 253695 - Last Review: May 28, 2007 - Revision: 3.4

 
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SUMMARY

This article outlines the minimum hardware requirements needed to install Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

NOTE: This article is for informational use only, and does not contain any troubleshooting information. If you are searching for troubleshooting information that is not referred to in this article, please try searching the Knowledge Base again using keywords listed in the following article:
242450  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242450/ ) How to query the Microsoft Knowledge Base by using keywords

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The minimum hardware requirements for Windows Me include:
  • Pentium 150-MHz processor or better
  • 32 megabytes (MB) of RAM or better
  • Minimum 320 MB of free hard-disk space
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • 3.5-inch high-density floppy disk drive
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Video adapter and monitor that support VGA or higher resolution
  • Sound card
  • Speakers or headphones
The system requirements can vary depending on which features of Windows Millennium you want to take advantage of. For example, if you want to use Movie Maker, the recommended system requirements are as follows:
  • 56.6-KBps modem or faster with current Internet connection (Windows Movie Maker option)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Sound card
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • SVGA Monitor (*VGA monitor)
  • Pentium II 300-MHz processor or better (*Pentium 150 MHz)
  • 64 MB of RAM (*32 MB)
  • 2 GB of free hard-disk space (*320 MB)
  • Good quality microphone (Windows Movie Maker option)
  • Video capture device (Windows Movie Maker option)
For more examples or comprehensive lists of system requirements, see the following link:
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6519 (http://support.microsoft.com/ph/6519)
The Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) contains a list of computer systems and peripherals that are compatible with Windows. You can find the HCL on the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwtest/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hwtest/default.mspx)

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  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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