I'll get right to the point. My brother is in the market for a new PC. He wants to be able to mimick my system so we can work together. I'm on a PC running Cubase SX3 and a bunch of VSTis like EWQL everything and many others. The problem is that he wants/needs to buy through Dell because that is the only place he has credit that he wants to use right now for the PC. My PC is a Dell and it's been great but it's way past it's glory days. It's a single core 2.4. (dont laugh, I still make music AND money with it). So if he buys a Dell, they all come with Vista. Is anyone using Vista with Cubase? He'll be using Cubase 4.1. If not, can he order it with XP? If he orders it with XP, will XP handle the hardware which will be a Q6600 quad core? These are all questions I have and we're kind of on a deadline because we want to do this before the end of the fiscal year. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.