first roadblock: the Windows Me installer corrupts the filesystem as it loads
@Siph So it just looks like it kept the startup files and variables but still uses its own version of DOS.
if it's still loading DOS drivers/TSRs as part of normal Windows booting Is predict there would be some errors showing up in Device Manager complaining about not being 32-bit/real-time
@Siph you can try creating a winme rescue disk image (or clone the VM), boot back toa FreeDOS image, sys the drive, reboot, and see if winme will load (may have to run win.com manually)
can try the same with win98 kernel
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