I bought a HP Laptop a while back and have been trying to like Vista. My main problem is having so much of the software I use regualrly NOT work with Vista, or only work after I have found a registry hack to make them work. It is to the point where the frustration is outweighing the benefits. I was doing some reading online and it does not seem as simple as throwing in my XP install disk and doing a clean install. Any advice from the vetrans out there? I've already created my system restore discs (just in case I reall f-things up), downloaded all the drivers I could find on the HP website, and backed up all of my data... so that is all good to go.