Does your software have "know compatibility issues" with Windows 7? Most of the newer computers these days don't support Xp as a standalone OS because of limited driver support from the manufacturer. With that said you could install a virtual machine for Xp in Windows 7 professional.. so that could be an option if you HAVE to have Xp.
The software lists:
Known Compatibility Issues With Vista (both 32 & 64 bit versions)
Full Compatibility With Windows 7 cannot be verified due to limited testing with the Windows 7 OS.
These 'Incompatibility Lists' appear on roughly 70-80% of recording/mixing softwares currently on the market.
I will contact HP Support now, if I can find it. They make it soooo hard to talk to an actual person, and even then they immediately treat me as if I don't know how to turn the damn thing on, you know?
One last question: At the HP site I was able to find and download about 12 different chipset drivers for certain OS. My question on this is: If I want to keep the Vista that's already installed on the 500gb and create, say, a partition of 250gb to install Windows 7....which one of the chipset drivers do I install? It seems as though I would want to leave my current chipset so that my OS works properly. Or, I'm I just absolutely retarded and installing the chipset driver for Windows 7 (32bit) would allow Vista to operate as always and the chipset driver that I install just ADD
the ability to run the newer OS (Windows 7 Ultimate in this case). Just to sum it up real quick: IF
I HAVE to keep the 64-bit Vista, I want to create a HDD partition (one that would split the 500gb HDD down the middle, 250gb and 250gb) in which to install Windows 7 Ultimate.
But, if there's anyway possible for me to get XP to run on this, I'MA MAKIT HOPPIN'