Yes, Iria is emerging from the black hole of the News Forum :lol: I installed Vista (finally) on my Dell Inspiron XPS M1710. Besides the fact that after running it and playing with hacks, etc. it's become obvious to me that that since very little hack-wise (registry edits, etc.) seems to have changed, this isn't the radical OS change Microsoft keeps pumping. That said, it's a pain to reinstall all the apps ... but ... trying to install Nero 18.104.22.168 (which says it's Vista compatible) it wants to install DirectX 9.0c. Now, Nero Support says: "There are some special files in our DirectX 9.0c version Nero 7 needs. Because of that you have to install our DirectX 9.0c version. Nevertheless this won´t downgrade your current DirectX 10 version." Naturally I don't want to hose my Vista DirectX 10 with this install. Anyone know if these guys are blowing hot air or what?