I'm trying to get a somewhat older game to run on XP(Heroes of Might and Magic II). It runs poorly in "XP native mode". It runs somewhat better in compatibility mode, but it still doesn't run well. The biggest annoyance is that it's very choppy and in addition the sounds cuts in and out. I'm taking a wild guess that it's at least partially due the fact that XP has multitasking and 95/98 did not. Is there any way to turn off the multitasking for an account? Or maybe have an application run at a really high priority? Alternately, are there any of those pesky background processes that I can kill that might be getting continual CPU slices; and if I kill them does it just affect the current login account/user or will it kill them for all accounts? (I wondering if I can set up a "games" login with limited OS overhead.) Thanks.