So what do I do? I can't afford to just drop $150 on a new copy of XP, and part of me says if I AM going to spend the money I may as well go with Vista. But I'm weary of using a new OS just because of stability and reliability issues that may present themselves with a new OS.
I guess my real question is what is my cheapest alternative other than buying a yard sale copy of XP or going on ebay only to pay $50 for an XP disc that turns out to be some BS copy that I could have stole myself if I wanted an illegal version?
Is there a work around for the Dell OS? I've had people tell me that I can call Dell and Microsoft and they will get me a new CD key, but neither one seems to want to offer it when I do call!