Ok. That's all fair enough... But now I'm left with an odd picture. Why do you want to upgrade at all? Are you missing something? <and this is meant to be read with an inquisitive tone. Maybe I should have read every other word on the page... I did most of it. But I can't recall a reason for the upgrade. I don't know much about media software at all and I'd suggest and hedge a bet that you are right about Media Center by the way. I have only had bad experiences with it. That should be most computers... Win7 has been more reliable for me than XP. Especially at work, where it matters.