I an so sorry many of you are screwed by Bill Gates and hus precious Vista software. I have a new computer and was forced to have vista as my OS. I found out how quickly how shity the OS was and had to spend $300 plus the loss of my in service wanrranty in the process. All told, it costed me $600 when you add that I am void of a warranty now. With that being said, it was well worth it because I don't have to deal with that piece of crap anymore. The really shity thing about it all is the Bill Gates saw how badly he f'd up and as if to stick it in our faces, he discontinued XP altogether on June the 30th.
There is some good news though: his stock has taken a bad tumble over the past 6 months and he has lost several billions of dollars over it because of his precious Vista program that he doesn't want to admit as being a bad project.
The other part of the good news is that Macintosh is laughing all the way to the bank for their stock has gone up 200% in the same 6 months.
I know that is not much in the consulation dep't for you, but he is taking a huge hit for this also. You can still get it on ebay, but it is getting expensive really fast now so I highly suggest you pick one up before it is too late. It is an expensive endeavor for the divers have to be completely refigured to comply back to XP. Gee, I guess that son of a bitch sure planned this one out very carefully. One more thing: there are many lawsuits pending right now including a class action one for his deliberate action of discontinuing XP with only 3 months notice. I don't have the exact information though. This is just something that I have heard from in other forums.