Quote: Originally Posted by Lucky098
you can downgrade to XP but remember MS stop support XP SP2 by July 2010 and then SP3 by 2014 so wont support after 2014 so best stay with Win 7 but that up to you to decide.
I doubt if I'll still be using ANY of my current hardware in 2014.
However why not run XP as a Virtual machine -- Windows 7 X-64 with 8GB RAM can run a WHOLE SLEW of XP virtual machines.
A big problem with running XP on modern hardware is that disk drives are SATA -- if you've got SATA drives then unless you do a bit of "Slipstreaming" and "Vlite-ing" of your XP install disk before installing then XP won't find any HDD's.
Running XP's as Virtual machines won't have this problem -- and you can tailor each XP virtual machine to run exactly how you want.
I'd go down this route if I were you -- It's VERY easy to create XP virtual machines with VBOX or VMWARE.