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If you are on a Microsoft licensing contract, you should have no legal problem with using XP Pro on a netbook; just pay for a Win7 license. XP is end-of-life as far as sales are concerned, but if you purchase either a license or a copy of Win7 Business, you can downgrade install XP Pro. As far as hardware/software issues, I have encountered no difficulty. Your level of success will depend on whether the netbook's manufacturer (HP, Acer, etc.) has provided hardware drivers for the devices such as the chipset, sound hardware, video, SATA host controller, USB controller, Ethernet, wireless, and so forth. I have XP running on several Acer netbooks. In many users' experience, Win7 works equally or better than WinXP on netbooks. What doesn't work is WinVista. The hardware requirements of Win7 are such that it will run on quite a bit of older hardware, while Vista is very demanding of hardware. Linux in its many variations will also run on almost any netbook. Guy Durrant Daggett SD Manila, UT --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH