No offence 700 but I wouldn't rely too much on this test...in fairness they do say the tests are not exhaustive...
I ran this test before buying XP...I have Windows 98...the results told me everything was ok and I should be able to install and use XP with only the following problem....
Software. Sort of Ready.
The following software has possible or known incompatibilities with Windows XP. (Please note: our software tests are not exhaustive, and you may encounter other incompatibilities.)
Adaptec Easy CD Creator...
I thought ok that's easy enough...went ahead...and bought XP...once I had the disc I ran the test that comes on the XP CD...there were a load of things that didn't work properly and apart from no sound some of the results are below...needless to say...for the moment I am staying with 98....
Hardware Compatibility Issues
Setup has found hardware on your computer that is incompatible with (that is, it does not work with) Windows XP.
Hardware That Might Need Additional Files
The following hardware might need additional files in order to work with Windows XP. Contact your hardware vendors to obtain Windows XP compatible updates. In many cases, if a Windows XP version is not yet available, a Windows 2000 compatible update should work. It is recommended that you obtain these drivers in advance...
Rockwell HCF 56K Data Fax PCI Modem
Rockwell PCI Modem EnumeratorPrinter
Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 950C
Sound, video and game controllers
Riptide PCI Audio Legacy Resources
Riptide Virtual Gameport
Software That Does Not Support Windows XP
Setup has found programs on your computer that are incompatible with (that is, they do not work with) Windows XP. Contact your software vendors to obtain updates or Windows XP-compatible versions. If you don't update these programs before you upgrade, the programs will not work after the upgrade is completed.
Easy CD Creator
Before you upgrade to Windows XP, you should remove any incompatible programs if you can. After the upgrade, uninstall for these programs might not work. Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel can help you uninstall most programs. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.
DirectCD has a known compatibility issue with this version of Windows and might not run as expected. Drivers installed by this program might cause system instability, including problems with Shut Down/Restart and the inability to use a DVD drive. For more information, contact Roxio, Inc..
Software That Must Be Reinstalled
The following programs need to be reinstalled after the upgrade, because they use different files and settings in Windows XP.
Settings That Will Not Be Upgraded
Some of your settings will not be upgraded, because they aren't applicable in Windows XP.
Network Connection Protocol
Support for the NETBEUI protocol is not available in Windows XP. For networks using NETBEUI, install TCP/IP on all machines or devices to maintain network connectivity.
Incompatible Hardware Accessories
The following programs support your computer hardware; however, they are incompatible with Windows XP. To see whether updated versions of these programs are available, visit your hardware manufacturer's Web site.
Keyboard Manager (on the Start menu)
Software That Might Not Support Windows XP
Setup cannot determine if the following programs are compatible with Windows XP. AVG Control Center (a startup program)
Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition (a startup program)
General InformationOther Upgrade Information
DVD Movie Player
Windows detected a DVD movie player or decoder that may be incompatible. You may have to upgrade the decoder after setup completes.
And so on And so on....
There is a compatability test on the M/S site....I should have taken the time to download and use....