Well, this is a pleasant surprise. A computer upgrade that worked.
My x-wife's fiance gave me a copy of his Windows XP disk to upgrade my computer. I'd been using WindowsME for the last few years, and my computer of late had become real unstable. The "blue screen of death" and I had become good friends. My computer kept locking up and programs kept freezing... it was getting really frustrating.
So, I loaded on XP Professional and shazam! Computer works great! No freezes.... everything works. I did Lindsey's computer too.
Call me a happy man.
I only wish Windows would incorporate THIS blue screen into its future versions.