I'm 4 days away from receiving my brand new baby: a Toshiba X305-Q706. This will be the first computer that I've owned that comes with Vista, as well as being the first with a 64bit OS. I've used Vista enough to know that I prefer XP, but I am willing to try to make it work with some tweaking? What are your recommendations to speed up Vista? I am seriously contemplating disabling UAC altogether. Should I disable it, or should I try to live with a tone-downed version? Can I get Directx 10 to work with XP? Should I wipe the HDD clean and just install XP?