So long as you can update etc from their web site there should not be any other problems though should there. I just want a cheap copy of xp as I am sick to death of windows 98 and dont want to pay £140 for a copy of it. OEM versions are going for about £70. Or am I opening a can of techie worms?
You may find it doesn't like you trying to install it on a disk which already has an operating system loaded on it - after all it is intended for a new machine. Apart from that, go for it. As has been said, there are plenty of real experts on here who can give very speedy advice, for free at any time should anything go wrong (which is not likely).
Sisha, If it is not too late try this. I have had two copies for several months and they work a treat. Also, contrary to what you might hear you DON'T need a Windows 98 or ME disk to install it and if you fdisk, reformat your existing drive you can do a clean installation.