My PC is getting on a bit - AMD K6-500, 144meg, 8.4GB HDD - and I run = w98se. Now I know that I CAN run XP from other threads, but will there = be a significant performance drop? I like to have a few programs running at most times (OE, Mailwasher and = Opera (several tabs open) at the very least, usually with one of = PaintShop, Frontpage or Winamp, depending on what work I'm doing) and = wonder if the extra system resources the OS will take will push the = system that bit too far. I've noticed a general small slowdown since installing broadband = recently, and this makes me think twice. Any thoughts? I'm getting fed up of 98s constant small-but-fundamental = failings and don't want to reinstall AGAIN! Should I go with the stabler = XP (I see it that way from other machines I use) on my little old = machine? Thanks, MIKE -- ** Remove the anti-virus footer, ads, and this line and everything below when replying ** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://www.freelists.org/webpage/24hoursupport To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.