My cousin recently got an HP laptop with vista. After a few months he decided to move back to XP since he could not stand vista. He had a few problems with some drivers but finally he managed to do it. Now he is happy with XP. My wife has a brand new compaq laptop that came with vista basic (it is a budget laptop) . It only has 512MB of ram (with would be more than enough for xp to run great) and it is very slow. I want to instal xp instead since I know it will run a lot better but I would hate to go driver hunting and have problems down the road.. but I think hat I will have to. And today a friend of mine called me and asked me if I could install XP on her 1 week old toshiba vista laptop. It seems that for todays average hardware Vista is too demanding. PCs that would have no problems running XP have big problems when faced with vista. Also the average vista users (not computer people, but regular users) that I have talked to consider vista ackward and they rather use XP. After vista was released I am so glad that I use OSX and dont have to put up with Vista. BTW, I still have XP on my bootcamp partition and I am not planning on "downgrading" to vista. What do you think?