this program is ideal for me also. photodraw 2000 WILL work just fine with windows xp except if you have media edition. it will also work on windows vista. this is another case of incredible disregard by microsoft to their customers. photodraw is one of the very few microsoft programs that is really great. i knew they would have to discontinue after one year! actually, nothing else out there compares to it. its easy to use. its got the perfect degree of sophistication for users who do not need professional editing software.