you should be using windows 7 with a good computer like that. you are wasting it by running xp. also, the drivers for that system are meant for win7, so it would be easier if you were running it (win7 i mean).
Yeah. I plan on getting 7 soon. I'm inexperienced in pc's at this point, I just read the "building your own" faq thing here and went with it, for budgetary reasons. Tecmo, thanks, you were right I was able to use a removable after extracting the files and have my system up an running, thanks.