Rictor, you're either a dope or a troll. Protected memory is the first reason to get windows XP, as any fule kno. The second reason is it gets rid of the DOS layer. The third reason is that it is six years more advanced than the hopeless kludge you are using now, and no self-respecting gamer would dream of using Windows 98. Or, just get yourselves a hobby that's stuck in the past, like model railway trains.