When I had it, it was the trial, so I have no idea if it would act like a true retail/oem version. It just seemed that all the rivers that were available were out of date. Considering GFX card drivers some out every other week, that is an issues. I was able to find drivers for everything I use, but the performance seemed really poor. It would hang on load, I had some networking issues and, overall, I am glad I went to Vista.
Now, it could very well have been user induced error, but XP 32 and Vista have all worked better for me. I would also like to add, please stop the trash talking. it is immature and does nothing to support your arguments. one of the nice things about this forum is that it isn't a bunch of jokers bad mouthing each other and I would like to see it stay that way