Stay with Windows XP. It's a much better program. Windows 7 has too many problems with all of their silly little additions. I don't even like the way the new search key works. I am also trying to repair someone's computers with the blue screen of death. I know Explorer 8 has some serious problems in it as well, which will cause older compuers to blow. I have seen six of them go within a week after the upgrade -- all at different times, all just after the upgrade. If your Windows 7 shows a circle on the screen while setting up, just leave the room and come back in 10 or 20 minutes. It will continue. It's just a lumpy bumpy installation like much else of the program.