hello folks, here is the computer at hand: Windows 98 AMD-K6 5gb hard drive 184 mb of ram this is what i want to do: upgrade to windows me install a usb 2.0 card install an 80 gb hard drive here are my questions: 1. can i simply upgrade 98 to ME or do i need to run a clean install. the reason i want to do an upgrade is because the person that owns this computer no longer has some of the programs that are installed on the hard drive. and to tell you the truth i don't want to blow a whole day reinstalling the programs she does have. 2. this computer only has 2 IDE channels. the person that initially built the computer put the cd-rom and the 5gb hd on the same channel with the cd-rom as the master and the hd as the slave. the other channel is used for the floppy. i would like to put both hd's on the same channel with the 5 gb as the master and the 80 gb as the slave. then put the cd-rom and the floppy on the same channel with the cd-rom as the master and the floppy as the slave. is this possible? 3. i can't find any usb 1.1 cards anywhere. will this usb 2.0 card function properly with 98. i am not looking for specs here, i would prefer real world application. thanks in advance for the help folks.