I've paid for XP previously -> i have the disk), and have the release candidate downloaded, which i'm trying to install from a virtual disk application since i don't have a dvd drive. the virtual disk application isn't the problem in trying to get rid of the Win7 Beta nonsense (that's how I installed it), this OS just started freezing up after the download & support was discontinued a few weeks ago. So i tried to get back to XP, but it won't allow it of course. Other operating systems are easier to get around than this. I keep getting the BSOD "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". Stop: 0x0000007b (0xFFFFFADFD6C323C0, 0XFFFFFFFF,C0000034) I don't have any viruses so let's no go there, and i've run the chkdsk thing to no avail. How do I get rid of this retardedness & get back to XP or the x64 release candidate?