I sold my older pc and my copy of Xp with it as well and I am unable to buy another copy at least until after the holidays. :shadedshu However I still have my very old copy of Win2kPro and I thought about using it to get by. But afaik Microsoft no longer supports it. So besides the security crud to worry about, are there major performances (gaming wise) between the 2 OS's???? I am ignorant to this because I didnt start PC gaming till bout 2 years ago on my first gaming pc with XPpro. My only other option for the time being is Vista RC1. :shadedshu Thanks in advance.