I was trying to install Skype– well it did install, but running it brought me BSOD. The first time, on reboot, XP did its repair job; the second time it did the repair again (more flying lines of white text on blue background), but Windows never came up- it was the Black Screen of Nothingness for about 5 minutes. From there was a familiar routine- yank the A/C and disconnect the battery. On reboot, Windows was able to “return to a previous working configuration”.
The Apple forums suggest it is a conflict with XP expecting to use the MacBookPro built in iSight camera with IM clients that use video, and the iSight device is not (yet?) avaiable under Windows. Well, the two OS-es are not shaking hands correctly, so for now, no Skype.
On a brighter note, as recommended by Cyprien, on the Windows side of this machine, Second Life does rock and move much more fluidly and more quickly. I will use it here more often, especially after I get my new mouse.
There, I said something nice about Windows. Happy?