I just purchase a Dell Inspiron 1705 running Vista Home premium as an\noperating system. I use AutoCAD LDD 2005 as a CAD program for my surveying\nbusiness and am quite happy with that product. I've resisted upgrading to\n2007 because I like working with point files rather than objects.\nI've contacted my Autodesk provider and asked why VISTA won't allow me to\nrun AutoCAD products. Her answer is that version 2008 will be compatible.\nGreat...I need something that works now!\nI'm thinking it will be easier to delete Vista and install XP but this is\nturning into quite a process. Is it possible to partition in a way that\nallows me to choose what operating system I can use, so I can run AutoCAD\nwhen I want to? Does that even make sense? By the way, this is a first for me\ntrying out a discussion group.