Computer and Software Support

Windows ME requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for Windows Me include:

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)

Files required to boot


IO.Sys - The real-mode operating system, VMM32 and Windows 9x device drivers take control from Io.sys root
MSDOS.SYS - contains special information for Windows 98, and for compatibility with applications that require Msdos.sys to be present. root
CONFIG.SYS - is not required for Windows 9x, but it is included for compatibility. root
AUTOEXEC.BAT - is not required for Windows 95 or Windows 98, but it is included for compatibility. root
SYSTEM.INI \windows
WIN.INI \windows