Hi everyone, first time here, very interesting reading. I too bought a T2200 in Feb 2003 and it also cost me that much, but my one has been a total workhorse. I have changed out the power supply once and the fan once, but unfortunately I fried my mobo a week ago when we lost power. Although we've lost power many times in it's lifetime, for some reason this time it didn't come back. I had it tested at circuit city and best buy (for free because I whined about charging me $ for such a simple test) and they both agreed it was the mobo, power supply was fine. That pc did everything for me as I run all my graphic businesses online as well as broadcasting internet radio. Nothing was too difficult and it always did the job and very well. I really will miss it. Anyway, I vowed I would not buy a pc with Vista, because I had cause to purchase a laptop a year ago and of course it came with Vista and I've used it about 3 times. I can't use it for broadcasting on the road which was the primary purpose. First Question: I just received an external USB Soundblaster LIVE 24bit from creative labs. I have 2 people that are using this successfully to broadcast on my station. It came with Vista install but it's still too complicated to control the output sound levels on it. I want to put XP on the laptop. I have retail copies of XP and when I put it in, the Install option is greyed out. I'm so sick of looking at that useless Vista and would like to install XP home or Pro (I have both) on it. Any suggestions? Second Question: I insisted at Circuit City to sell me a pc with XP on it, and it's funny when you insist, they suddenly find stuff. They had an open box 1 year old HP Pavillion HPM7570N with XP Media on it. Realtek HD digital card. Well that all sounded perfect, especially for my broadcasting, except again, it has taken over the very simple little volume control settings that we need and given me a space shuttle control panel. I haven't been able to get a decent broadcast out of it for a week. I either sound like I'm underwater or I sound like I'm in a tin can or minnie mouse. If anyone is familiar with this card and using it for broadcasting, I would very much like to get in touch with you. This is a $900 value pc and I can't get it to even create decent sound..so at this point I miss my trusty emachine VERY much!!! Local sound is fine, it's just the recorded output that sounds like crap. BTW. I installed the external USB soundblaster on the HP and it did give me my controls back, but I have it maxed out and the recording levels are very weak. Nothing like they were before..I need serious help in this area if anyone can offer any, even privately. Thank you!