You're right, Dennis. I checked with an IT guru buddy who has done a lot of reworks of Vista machines when his clients got bitten by one of its bugs and wanted to roll back to XP, and he said it was a complete nightmare, every single time, and a couple of times was such a colossal headache that he just told the client to return the computer for a refund and buy an XP machine. He said if I go to a Vista box, I'd better be prepared to do it come what may without looking back.
Rene L. Stephenson ----- Original Message ---- From: Dennis Brunnenmeyer <denn...@chronometrics.com> Rene.... Whatever you do, don't fall into the trap of buying a Windows-based laptop with VISTA installed on it, hoping to *upgrade* to Windows XP. In some cases, this is possible, but look into it first. With brand new hardware designed for VISTA, you may not be able to find XP-suitable drivers. Your best best (in the Windows arena) is to get one originally designed for XP, assuming of course that you choose to avoid VISTA. Dennis Brunnenmeyer ***************************