i get 90 days free sofftware help if i buy and load vista into my xp desktop, if i buy a desk top (dell) and vista is included with the desktop, i lose the 90 days and have to pay microsoft for help. microsoft says ask dell. dell says ask the geek squad, in any case i bought the pc with vista installed becuase i expected the 90 day support. i was robbed. i would not be disappointedif microsoft forced pc mfger to put a disclaimer on pcs sold with vista installed. now i have to pay extra for help that i expect to get from microsoft. micropsoft saves a fortune by bundling its software with pcs and the consumer gets stuck. if i was sharp enuff to figure out the problems, i would nt care. but i treatmy pc like i treat my car. i drive it. i dont want to worry about whats under the hood.