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    tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15> Just read another post that reminds me of another question I have...the Sony and MS techs <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> tell me that whenever I am asked to insert the Win ME disk, that since my Vaio came with that OS, it is OEM, BUT that I can access it on my hard drive...for example, I wanted to use Calendar Wizard to create a (duh!) calendar...when the box pops up to tell me to insert the disk, I have been told the entire thing, with all the goodies, is on my C: drive - though no one can remember how to get to it - does anyone out there know?????

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    Re: tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>Just a wild shot, but have you done a 'search' in the 'file/folders'? I just did..typed in 'calendar Wizard' (w/o the ')..came up with at least 15 objects with 'wizard or calendar'! My 'calendar' has files from my Scanner and my digital camera and who knows what else <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> My WinME was factory-installed (OEM)..have never been asked to insert my cd (which is 'recovery cd' anyway!)
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    Re: tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    Just a hunch, but try C:WindowsOptionsCabs ... it's a standard structure I've found to be used by OEMs.

    Just a hint for those with the CD version of Windows, before installing Windows on a clean HD, create the C:WINDOWSOPTIONSCABS folder, and copy the entire CD folder containing the .CAB files there. Use the setup.exe file, and voila... you're set! You won't have to insert the WindowsXX CD anymore!
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    Re: tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    If you have these cab files and NO CD you need to burn a copy of them. Also check with your OEM, if you redieved not CD they are to rebuild your hard drive free of charge, if the HD goes out on you.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    It's also much faster. Windows will load in 10 minutes, instead of 30 <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>
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    Re: tech says OEM ME on C: drive

    Start>Search>Files or Folders. Look for file called 'Win9xsetup'. One version should appear in C:WindowsOptionsInstall. Whatever folder contains the other version, should contain the Win9x setup .CAB files. Make a backup of this folder. <img src=/S/disk.gif border=0 alt=disk width=15 height=15>
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