Can you tell me a way that I can change the size of the various windows that pop up when I click on icons? Whenever I insert a floppy disk in my computer's A: drive and click on the disk's icon, I get a huge window that covers the entire screen. So I have to resize the giant window so that I can see the icons on my desktop at the same time I am working with stuff on the floppy drive. It used to be that these windows were 5 inches by 5 inches, and that was OK. How do I fix this?
Windows 98 hides the command you need under a tool called View in the toolbar contained in every window.
Next time you open that window for floppy disks on the A: drive, use the mouse to adjust it to the size you want.
Next, look for the toolbar at the top of the display and click the pull-down item called View.
Select the choice Folder Options and pick View in the next display.
This brings up a box with dozens of options, including one called "Remember each folder's view settings" that will fix your problem with a click of the mouse.
From then on, that window will open at the size you selected.
Please help me with file migration from Windows 98 to Windows ME. I have Windows 98 and have bought a new computer with Windows ME. Can I back up my data files from 98 and restore them to ME? My software CDs are for Windows 98; will these install on ME? I plan to reinstall my software from the original CDs, if possible, then restore the backup data files from 98.
You can expect 100 percent compatibility with all the files and all the programs you have on that Windows 98 machine once you move them over to the Windows ME computer.
In fact, a great many critics have complained that Windows ME really isn't a new operating system at all.
They suggest it's more of a collection of enough tweaks to put a new name on the box and a few cosmetics inside, such as the look of the icons.
Also new are a number of features having to do with simplifying home networking and streamlining the look of files and folders.
But the essentials are essentially unchanged.
This is good news for folks like you who, after buying a new machine based on Windows ME, want to keep on using the software bought for Windows 98 and the files created using that Windows 98 software.
The easiest way to accomplish the migration process is to go ahead and reinstall that software using exactly the same procedures in Windows ME as you did in Windows 98.
Then get yourself a stack of floppy disks and simply drag and drop the document files created on the old machine onto them.
Insert the floppies in the destination machine for the same process.