WallyDuke said ..... Brainout doesn't appear to have one... to this day he still things Windows XP (Rather all NT based Windows) run on DOS. No matter how many proofs you give him, the answer is always "But there is a DOS PROMPT so it must be running on DOS". Apparently he has never heard of terminal emulators...
I will stay with my DOS-based XP system on my lap-top. The kernel for 95, 98, XP, Win. 7 and, my guess, Win. 8 still have core code from DOS. I have not had a chance to dig into Win. 8. I downloaded all three preview versions and tried to install as VMs (on my Win. 7 desktop) and none of the three would finish the install - even though ample storage (disk and RAM) and other H/W requirements were more than sufficient.
I had to replace my Desktop a year and a half ago and it came with Windows 7. IMO, a piece of crap. The update log shows about 85% of the updates are security updates - so much for better security. In a year and a half, I have experienced more BSODs (both blue and black) than I did with 10 years of XP. In those 10 years, I had one virus sneak through (attached to a power point presentation sent to me by a trusted friend). Quite often, shutdown hangs and I eventually have to use the power off button to shut down. Running various malware/rootkit/virus checkers does not produce any type of mischief. More often than not I run a Linux distro in a VM on Win. 7 and get performance as good as running a comparable Win. 7 app.