Centerprise ME1

Author: epicness

I'm mainly documenting this one for its uniqueness, even though there is no preinstalled OEM software to my knowledge. First, I'm gonna give a bit of an explanation here.

SoftThinks is a company that focuses mainly on deployment. Since the late 90's, OEMs have been using their software for recovery disc creation.

The first version of their recovery systems was called "QuickRestore" (not to be confused with the Compaq discs of the same name!), but was later renamed to "PC Angel" some time around 2001. By the early 2000's, OEMs such as HP, Gateway, eMachines, and probably others were using their services.

The reason why we believe this version is interesting, is because it is the first DOS-based SoftThinks recovery disc we have found. The GUI was also different at the time, very similar to Windows 98.

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Here's the first screen you see (well, not really. On a fresh system, it'd prompt you to format first.) This is where you see multiple mentions of the "QuickRestore" name.

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At this point, it's the same as normal ME setup, besides the background.

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And it's basically almost as stock of a Windows ME experience as you can get. It'd literally be a Windows ME review if I tried to go any further with this. All I could find relating to OEMs was the computer information in System Properties. So, that's it for this review!

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