foxmalcolm wroteColoncheck the hardware limitations of the new upgrades, before you buy!
If you don't want to do a complete overhaul of all your software then I recommend using vista and a 32 bit OS you will avoid all of the heartache.
sorry for the quiet presence I have had online the past few months, I plan to stage a comeback this week
Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking of assembling a couple of machines, a media centre for the family room to record and integrate TV, music, internet on a WiFi network, a machine for crunching video and audio (probably have Vista on them) and a "legacy" machine that I'll keep XP HE on(this one, probably) and network them via cable (steel frame house so the WiFi has bad coverage).
Sorry if this a bit OT - it'll be good to see you pump out some more of the graphics you were doing last year - outstanding!