I am with you trivium nate, i love vista it works really well, or atelast it does for me, but my new system has the spec.'s to run it good. I dont think the previous poster knows what hes talking about, that or his machine doesnt run vista well enough. I had the vista upgrade on one of my older comps. here at the house and it ran terrible other people that have had the upgrade say it runs bad too who knows but the new machines run great with it, much more eye appeal than XP.