With all due respect, a LOT of computer professionals have "issues" and strong negative opinions about Windoze ME. And YES, we CAN read, and know how the system was SUPPOSED to work. And many people had problems from the start, not just "adding new hardware ten years later." If you had good luck, BRAVO for you. You appear to be in the vast minority. But your "Don't read the instructions" slam was uncalled for, innacurate, and inappropriate.