In this article, we will examine how to install Microsoft Windows ME step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows 10.
How to Setup Windows Millennium in VirtualBox on Windows PC
Windows Millennium is an operating system that it was released before Windows XP.
Windows Millennium is also called Windows ME. Windows ME view is very similar to Windows XP system. The Windows ME system kernel was designed with several features of the Win 2000 operating system.
You do not need to install the Win Millennium operating system on your desktop or laptop you are using. Because, the Win ME operating system is no longer supported.
However, if you want to install and test Win ME on your computer, we recommend using virtualization programs.
In our previous articles, we have installed Win ME operating system using VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion virtualization programs.
NOTE: You can also run Windows ME on Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.10 by following the steps in this article.
How to Install Windows ME in Oracle VM VirtualBox
To run it step-by-step on a PC, first install VirtualBox on your computer by referring to the following articles.
After you have installed Oracle software, follow the steps below to install Windows ME step by step.
Run the Oracle VM VBox program for the new VM setup and click the New button.
Configure a 1 GB (1024) RAM size for the Win ME VM and click the Next button.
To create a virtual disk for a Win ME machine, click Create a virtual hard disk now, then click the Create button.
Select the VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) as the Hard Disk file type of machine and click Next.
For hard disk performance, select the Fixed Size option and click Next.
If you back up the virtual HDD to a different location, your machine performance will increase slightly. Also, set the virtual HDD size to 8 GB and click the Create button.
Creating virtual hard disk…
We have created a new VM for the Win Millennium installation. Now, on the virtual machine, click the Right button / Settings.
In the Settings window, click Storage and then Empty. Then click on the CD / DVD symbol and click on Choose Virtual Optical Disk File from the options opened.
Download the WinME ISO file from at the bottom of the article to your computer. Then, add the Win Millennium ISO image as shown the following window.
After adding the ISO file for the Millennium installation, click OK to close the window.
The Millennium startup screen looks like the following. Press Enter on the Boot from CD-ROM option to start the Millennium ISO image from the CD-ROM.
Press Enter on the Start Win Setup from CD-ROM option.
Wait a moment in this step…
Continue by pressing the Enter key on the Win ME installation screen.
Press Enter on Configure unallocated disk space.
Press ENTER on Yes, enable large disk support in this step because we have set the 8 GB HDD size for the virtual machine.
Virtual machine will restart…
In the same way, continue by selecting the first option.
Win ME setup is continuing and formatting C: Partition.
Press Enter to continue.
ScanDisk is checking areas on C: …
Win Millennium installation on VirtualBox has started. And files are being copied.
In the Win Millennium installation window, click the Next button to continue.
It is useful to select the default location as the Windows ME installation location. For this reason, select C:\Windows and click on the Next button.
Checking HDD and components for Windows Millennium installation…
In the Window ME installation options, select Typical and click Next.
In the Components window, select Install the most common components and click Next.
Type your computer name and click Next.
Continue by choosing the region you live in.
Select your time zone and click on the Next button.
We are almost at the end of the steps to install Millennium in Oracle VM VBox. Now the setup wizard is ready to copy the files. Click on the Finish button to continue the installation.
Microsoft Win Millennium is installing on Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine.
After the files are copied, restart the virtual machine.
Continue by selecting Boot from Hard Disk on the Boot Manager screen.
Windows ME is currently configuring your hardware devices…
Please wait while the hardware scan is in progress…
Type your operating system user name and click Next.
Accept the OS license agreement and click Next.
After you have successfully installed Windows ME, you can click Finish to run the operating system.
Updating system settings…
Type your user name and click OK.
After you install Win ME on the virtual machine, you can now examine this operating system.
How to Install Windows Millennium Step by Step ⇒ Video
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In this article, we have implemented the Windows Millennium installation step by step using the Oracle VM VBox program on the Windows 10 operating system. Thanks for following us!
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Download Windows Millennium ISO for VirtualBox
You can download the Microsoft Millennium operating system ISO file used in this article by clicking the following button…
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