the problem with this whole driver is that xp is DX 9.0! I know some people can't afford new hardware all the time. You can get intel and amd cpu/apu's with onboard dx 11 graphics.On the other hand, win 8.1 non-pro full version is cheaper than windows 7 home premium full version by at least $100. And MS hasn't pushed the limits on OS requiirements. And everybody who complains about metro, download iobit's FREE start menu 8. It skips the metro screen and goes to desktop with a windows 7 fully capable start menu. I have been using win 8 and 8.1 from release and never,ever touched the metro apps. Even MS announced recently that win 7 retail distribution stopped oct 31,2013. So, if you do want win 7, your gonna pay high prices.