|It is not easy to impossible to run xp on a new system. |
Best choice is to upgrade to Windows 7 pro and download the xp mode maybe.
Other than that, if you have a full copy of xp now, and it has been removed from the old computer, you can get a virtual machine and install it.
Tuning off the Vista look makes the OS go back to the classic windows look. I set my admin account like that so in case I am on it I always know something is wrong.
Windows 7 has many improvements both for the user as well as for security. It is really the correct choice for a new system.
You can always just keep your old system. I reload the OS on old computers and they work fine.
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