I bought one of the new MBP 15" i7, 8Gb RAM, 2.2 GHz. I don't have an absolute need currently, but am likely going to need to use some windows programs. I have parallels program, and Windows XP Professional SP2 OEM CD Questions : 1) Once I get XP up and running, is it easy to update the OS? I would at the least need to get SP3. Is it necessary to keep the OS upgraded - MS is always releasing new security fixes, etc... do I really have to hassle with all of that? 2)I am guessing that installing windows programs from a disk is possible running under the virtual environment? 3) I have MS Office Student edition for Mac, but I have the Professional Edition for Windows - will these 2 programs play nicely together if opened at the same time? 4. Should I consider biting the bullet, and spending the dollars to get Windows 7 rather than using XP? What would be the main purpose for doing that other than having the newest OS? 5) If I decide that I want to scrap (delete) everything having to do with XP, all the programs, etc - is it easy to get rid of? Does the delete wind up leaving lots of bits and pieces everywhere?