I can only reiterate what others have said before. Windows ME was the worst mistake of an operating system that Microsoft ever released. It was only on the market for a year or so before 2000 and XP came out. If you can afford it at all, I would strongly suggest you upgrade to XP. I have been running it for 6 years now (or however long it's been since it first came out) and it has never given me any serious problems. Computers are so cheap, you can get a nice new one with modern hardware (anything from the Windows ME era cannot be considered modern by any stretch of the imagination) for less than the cost of a low-end HF rig.