M-Audio 2496: Win 7, or Xp?
WHICH SYSTEM IS BETTER TO RUN THE M-AUDIO 2496?
Assuming there is no problem with the rest of your hardware, Win7 64bit would be the best choice. M-Audio has both 32bit and 64bit drivers.
There is no reason to install XP 32bit on new hardware any more. But lots of good reasons to use Win7 64bit instead. Better security, DirectX 11, > 4GB RAM support being just a few.