As I have posted a few weeks back, I am arguing with myself about purchasing a new computer. The one I'm using I had it custom built by HP in Sept. 2006 and it is using Windows XP Pro SP3. The only thing wrong with it right now is that the cd/dvd drive won't write to dvds BUT it works fine with cd's and I hardly ever if ever need it for dvds burning. BUT, the only reason I'm considering purchasing another computer is because each time I've purchased a new one, I hand my old one down to my husband so his has the miles on it and I expect it to go anytime and my luck is that it will wait until Windows 8 is being put on all of the new computers and I don't want Windows 8. I have 2 questions, and they are: To those who are using Windows 7 and HAVE used XP, which do you prefer? I have so many "old" programs that I can't get to work on my laptop with Windows 7 Home Edition and I can't get new versions because there aren't any. I have heard mixed reveiws about Windows 7 and I haven't used it enough on my laptop to make a decision besides the fact it is just the Home editon and I will be getting the Professional if I get it at all. My second question is, does HP still make quality products. I won't be purchasing it in a retail store. I will have it custom built as I have done in the past. Is there anyone out there that has purchased a custom built computer from HP in the last few years or since 2006 anyway? I've read the reviews on their custom built desktops but they're not old enough to satisfy me. In other words, they haven't had them long enough. Any information is appreciated and thanks for your time.