same here, only reinstalls occur after harddrive screwups,(twice in 7 years) and i have a ton of pirated stuff ,including the OS. XP, XP64 Win7(64). never have had a problem YET, but i also have these units isolated from the internet.am thinking of making one of these a streaming Roku2 homebase. however, if i had ever had a console, that would be one of its duties!!