"qubit's lost the plot and is trying to flog us dodgy software! Ban him immediately!!!" I hear you cry hysterically. Ah, if only. XP's going out of fashion for those that haven't noticed, so amazon.co.uk have XP Pro OEM here for a mere £40 - and it's not a marketplace special from some dodgy seller either. It's from a marketplace seller, but fulfilled by Amazon, so it's a safe buy. XP is still useful if you have old hardware and/or software that especially needs it, or if you're just in denial about moving on. Getting a TechNet sub for this would be overkill.