I myself dont prefer ME over 98, as Me was the worst system out of Microsoft operating systems.
I had as well difficulty installing few things on same motherboard on win98, but once it was done. i never had any problems.
also, regard to O/S, I jumped from 98SE to Windows XP's (touched Me, 2K, NT) in between but never liked them.
so 98SE and XP remained my most favoured operating systems.
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