Windows Millennium Edition (Windows ME)
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Windows ME also introduced the Windows Image Acquisition API, which helps applications communicate with image acquisition devices. It was the only operating system in the Windows 9x series to have generic drivers for Universal Serial Bus printers and storage devices. Windows ME introduced the System Restore functionality, which helps users return their systems to a prior configuration when encountering problems. It also introduced for the first time the Movie Maker application, as well as automatic updates. Another important feature was net crawler, which automatically searches and creates shortcuts in My Network places.
Windows ME restricted the real-mode DOS prompt, which was an important feature in earlier editions of Windows. Features such as Microsoft Fax, Quick View, etc., were also removed in this edition. Some enterprise-oriented features present in earlier editions of Windows went unsupported in ME such as Active Directory Client Services, System Policy Editor and Automated Installation. Some of the Windows Explorer commands also became obsolete in this edition.
Although Windows ME had several improvements, it was criticized for stability issues and other bugs.