I'm going to be building my first computer. I already purchased all the necessary parts and once I get back to school I plan on putting them together. My school, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has some sort of a license agree with Microsoft which enables all fulltime students the ability to install and use the Windows XP operating system. Here's comes my dilemma. I fully intend on using Windows 7 when it becomes available on 10/22. I'm under the impression that 7 installs easily on top of Vista, but not on top of XP.
I want Vista, but don't want to pay full price for something I'm going to use for less than two months.
Should I just install XP for now and bite the bullet till 7 comes out?
What are my options?