Today my HP PC is over a year old....(I know, how embarassing to have such a prehistoric machine!) It came loaded with Windows ME (I think it's about the same as Windows 2000). Everyday, without fail, that software will lock-up/freeze on me several times and I have to do a hard boot and lose anything I was working on. I've heard XP doesn't do this, so, I'm hoping that is the solution to the "freezing" problem (mouse doesn't work; Ctrl-Alt-Del doesn't work, nada; bupkiss; just the monitor display). So, I have two questions for all you XP owners; 1. Any glaring faults with XP, in your experience??? 2. Any recommended way to get XP??? I really like my bigger monitor/CRT and the sound system I've set up with it, so I'm thinking that just replacing the PC tower (800MHz, 64MV SDRAM, 30 gig hard drive, CD-RW/ROM) is the best way to go. But I'm a computer numbskull compared to many of you all.....(no, I won't assemble one from components; I don't know nearly enough). I'd be most appreciative to hear about any reco's you have on this.