Win ME came installed on a computer I purchased and I had no problems with it.
Just because that computer died mysteriously has no bearing what so ever on Win ME! (the real Y2K bug!)
I installed 8.1 Saturday and after setting it to boot to desktop, Log in automatically, re-installing
one program, (notified through a Win 8.1 pop-up message, needed update anyway) and updating
Fences and Deskscapes, everything seems to be working just fine!
(did I write that correctly M$? your not going to punish us again with another bloated OS, are you?)