I am curious--because Microsoft is discontinuing support for it soon? It is simply a rock solid OS--the best OS I have ever used and I used OS X up until Tiger. Windows 7 gets good reviews, but Windows Vista and 8 get horrible reviews. I guess once MS officially abandons support for Win XP most companies will skip Vista and Win 8 and choose Win 7. But my computer is very old and runs perfectly fine on XP--so why force me to upgrade. Yeah I know the $$$. From every OS I have ever used XP is #1.