This is after I got rid of a few services. Fresh install, bit defender installed.
XP took 120mb w/ bit defender installed.
I think I'm going to re-install xp for a dual boot.
Aw man vista is going easy on you. It's using 1.04GB of ram with just media player and internet explorer on my rig, but I also have like 3GB of ram though.
Even better, read Mark Russinovich's Vista Kernel Technet magazine articles: