+1 for xp, have a setup that hasn't crashed in more than 1 year. One thing though. It is only, I repeat ONLY audio/video work. Everything else is disabled from it's core, straight into bios, disabled everything com ports, ethernet adapter, serial ports everything. That means no internet, no games, all I have is windows, nuendo
, premiere after effects and photoshop. And plus if you search around the net there's a performance edition, with certain things removed completly from the install to begin with.