Windows ME (or Windows Millenium Edition) was a graphical operating system from Microsoft released to manufacturing in June 2000, and launched in September 2000. It was the last operating system released in the Windows 9x series.
Windows ME was the successor to Windows 98 and was targeted specifically at home PC users. It included Internet Explorer 5.5, Windows Media Player 7, and the new Windows Movie Maker software, which provided basic video editing and was designed to be easy to use for home users. Microsoft also updated the graphical user interface, shell features, and Windows Explorer in Windows ME with some of those first introduced in Windows 2000, which had been released as a business-oriented operating system seven months earlier. Windows ME could be upgraded to Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (but not to SP2 (SV1) or Internet Explorer 7), Outlook Express 6 SP1 and Windows Media Player 9 Series. Microsoft .NET Framework up to and including version 2.0 is supported; however, versions 2.0 SP1, 3.x, and greater are not. Office XP was the last version of Microsoft Office to be compatible with Windows ME.
Windows ME is a continuation of the Windows 9x model, but with restricted access to real mode MS-DOS in order to decrease system boot time.
This operating system was often criticized for being buggy, slow and unstable, but however, It begins to be faster and better as it speeds up. Windows ME, along with Windows 2000, was soon replaced by the NT-based Windows XP, which was launched in late 2001.
Most of its desktop themes were reused from Microsoft Plus! 95 and built-in.
Support for this operating system was discontinued on July 11th, 2006, along with Windows 98. Even though, It can be simulated in Virtualization softwares.
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Alarm 1 Contemporary TE012001
- Hollywoodedge, Chimpanzee Screams AT050301/Sound Ideas, CHIMPANZEE - EXCITED CALL, ANIMAL, MONKEY, APE 02
- Hollywoodedge, Dolphin Chirps Vocal PE024601
- Hollywoodedge, Gusts Heavy Cold Wind PE031601
- Hollywoodedge, Large Splash Or DiveW PE127101
- Hollywoodedge, Rooster Crow Typical AT086301
- KINETIC ENTERPRISES CO. - ORGAN, ORGAN AND CROW STING - EFFECT
- KINETIC ENTERPRISES CO. - SWORD, SWORD FIGHT, SWORD BLADE COLLISION WITH ANOTHER SWORD BLADE - WEAPON
- Microsoft Windows 98 Chimes Sound
- Microsoft Windows 98 Ta-Da Sound
- MICROSOFT WINDOWS ME STARTUP SOUND
- Sound Ideas, ANIMAL, BIRD - ROOSTER CROW 03 (Heard anytime when Windows starts up.)
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, BLUE JAY - SINGLE CALLS, ANIMAL 01
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, BUDGIES - AMBIENCE: VARIOUS CALLS
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, CROW - COMMON CROW: CALLS, ANIMAL
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, OWL - SINGLE OWL HOOTING, ANIMAL
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, ROOSTER - FARM ROOSTER: SINGLE CALL, ANIMAL 01 (Heard anytime when a critical stop error appears.)
- Sound Ideas, BIRD, ROOSTER - FARM ROOSTER: SINGLE CALL, ANIMAL 02 (Heard when a Prog Error appears.)
- Sound Ideas, CAMERA, FLASH - ELECTRONIC FLASH: FLASH POP AND CHARGING WHINE
- Sound Ideas, CARTOON, WHISTLE - TRAIN WHISTLE: SEVERAL QUICK TOOTS
- Sound Ideas, DOOR, BELL - SINGLE RING
- Sound Ideas, FOREST, AFRICA - AFRICA: DAYTIME AMBIENCE, BIRDS, INSECTS
- Sound Ideas, FOREST, NIGHT - NIGHT TIME CRICKETS, OWL, AMBIENCE, ANIMAL, INSECT
- Sound Ideas, FROG - STRIPED CHORUS FROG: CALL, ANIMAL, AMPHIBIAN
- Sound Ideas, HORN, BICYCLE - BULB HORN: SINGLE HONK, TOY
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, VOCAL - VOICE: 'ALL ABOARD', MALE, TRAIN, CONDUCTOR
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, VOCAL - VOICE: 'PLAY BALL', MALE, BASEBALL, UMPIRE, SPORTS
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, VOCAL - VOICE: 'STRIKE', MALE, BASEBALL, UMPIRE, SPORTS 02
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, VOCAL - VOICE: 'STRIKE THREE YOU'RE OUT', MALE, BASEBALL, UMPIRE, SPORTS
- Sound Ideas, LION - TWO LIONS ROARING, ANIMAL, CAT
- Sound Ideas, MARSH, DAY - CRICKETS, BIRDS, AMBIENCE, SWAMP
- Sound Ideas, MARSH, NIGHT - FROGS CROAKING AT NIGHT, AMBIENCE, SWAMP, ANIMAL, AMPHIBIAN
- Sound Ideas, MORSE CODE - MORSE CODE: RECEIVE, RADIO, TELEGRAPH 01 (Heard in a low pitch.)
- Sound Ideas, SEAL LION - BARKING, ANIMAL 02
- Sound Ideas, SPACE - SPACE COMPUTER, ELECTRONIC, SCI FI
- Sound Ideas, SPACE, COMPUTER - SPACE SHIP CONSOLE: BEEP, ELECTRONIC, SCI FI 01
- Sound Ideas, SPACE, DOOR - SPACE SHIP DOOR 2, SCI FI
- Sound Ideas, TRAIN, STEAM - WHISTLE, SINGLE, CLOSE UP 02
- Sound Ideas, WOLVES - TIMBER-WOLVES: HOWLING, ANIMAL, WOLF 02
- Zedge, HELICOPTER - HELICOPTER IDLES ON GROUND (Heard anytime when Windows starts up only in the theme called "Flying High".)
- Zedge, KENKO CLOCK STARTUP - CASIO DIGITAL LCD CALENDAR WALL CLOCK