I wasn't quite sure where to put this thread, but I have a thread in another forum called: My Computer Growls! where I am concerned about my computer going bad and needing a new one. But another factor that will influence whether or not I need to buy a new computer is that I read not too long ago that Microsoft will eventually be discontinuing support on Windows XP SP3. Also, I just looked up information that says that SP3 support will only be lasting for two more years, ending in 2014: Windows XP no longer supported Therefore, I'm supposing if enough RAM and hard drive memory is installed in one's computer, they could install the Windows 7 OS...if they didn't want to buy a new computer. Soooooo....I guess what I'm asking about in this thread is: if it would be practical to just 'supe up' your old computer by purchasing more RAM and hard drive memory, and the soon to be needed Windows 7 OS...or would it just be more practical to buy a brand new computer with Windows 7 already installed? Any feedback would be appreciated.