I am helping an older gentleman with his new computer. He is a scholar, and he wants to use scholar programs that are not compatible with Win 7. In addition, he has a scanner and a printer that does not have a driver for Win 7. He currently switches between his (really) old computer and his new one, and would like to eventually use only the new computer. Right now, he's not as productive as he likes to be because he switches from his old and new computer, and he cannot do as much on the new computer (due to incompatible software).
I rarely recommend this, but I would like to revert him back to XP. That way, he has compatibility for most, if not all, his programs and hardware (at least more compatibility than Win 7 has to offer). In addition, he can transfer his documents and such from his old computer to his new one so he can stick with one workstation and say good riddance to his old one. He is willing (to an extent) to purchase productivity software, but he's adament about using the scholar programs he's used for so long.
Do you have a recommendation? I'm asking because I want second opinions for his best interest. I'm all for keeping him with Win 7, but I think reverting him to XP is best. I want him to be productive, not frustrated.
New Computer Specs: Win 7 Home Premium, 4 GB RAM, AMD Athlon X2 3.00 Ghz, 500 GB HD