This is my fourth post on this really bad operating system. Microsoft Moviemaker will not allow a web cam to import movies. Tried a few tricks and it simply will not find the web cam on a USB port that has drivers installed. Official high priced Microsoft Office for Business products continue to crash on an average of 5 times every 4 hours and Internet Explorer 7 also crashes. From previous posts: Microsoft for students and teachers does not include Outlook for mail and you have to use Windows Mail that will not allow the importation of Outlook .pst files from XP systems. Vista Home Premium will not allow you to use a fax modem; Vista Ultimate will. After installing Vista Ultimate many normally used directories such as My Documents are no longer available. The contents are moved to c:\users\[your_user_area]\Documents If you want to downgrade to XP first you have to upgrade from Vista Home Premium then you can downgrade to XP Professional
Interviews with some professionals that I know reveal that Microsoft employees told MS that Vista needed further testing, but MS went ahead and shipped the product as is. One major airline that installed Vista in their computers later downgraded back to XP.
THE BOTTOM LINE: DO NOT BUY VISTA. REQUEST XP EVEN FOR A NEW MACHINE.