- Feb 26, 2001
My wife just bought a new laptop with ME installed. It comes with a coupon for a free upgrade to XP, which will come when it passes Dell's compatibility tests. I'm a little fearful of installing a bunch of software (mostly mainstream stuff like Zone Alarm, Black Ice Defender, Palm Desktop, Anti-Virus, Winzip, Acrobat Reader, HP printer drivers) when I know I'm going to be upgrading the OS in a few weeks. Is my hesitancy well-founded or should I just dive in? There's nothing critical that I couldn't do without since it's already got MS Office on it.