And there are technical details like support for 4k sector drives (see http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/are-you-ready-for-4k-sector-drives/731
XP works just fine with 4K sector drives as most if not all manufactures use an alinement tool to properly align the drives. I use it on drives before I clone them and it has been working great. Your point here is invalid.
I do not like virtual box because it will not access my network and will not find a flash drive either
I'm sorry but that is just user error, not VirtualBox. I run VirtualBox both at home and at work on many different models of hardware and I have never had those issues.
Just because you don't know how to make something work does not make it a bad product.
In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.