Originally Posted by SteelWill
I've had a WinXP HTPC as well and there are specific reasons why that's past tense. Broken vsync in Flash, Silverlight, and others being the main one. There are others with more cropping up every day as development abandons XP.
The only OS, that I regret to upgrade was Vista 64. Anyway, vsync can forced on via graphics card. There is old versions of Silverlight. Search is the key, but many people seem to forgot to use it. M-audio has updated drivers now, so upgrading to Windows 7 should be easy. I even built a triple boot machine with Mac OSX snow leopard, Windows XP, an I think it was Vista 64. Actually, Mac OSX is rather good for an HTPC. I see that M-audio now has updated drivers for it. Well depends on the device. The only negative about Mac OSX is no Bluray. Building a hackintosh is rather easy though, and the OS software only costs 25 us.
I have a control4 setup and I need Windows7.