I've gotten rid of Windows years ago. And OS X and Linux....
The Leap Frog Leap Pad is years ahead of that archaic technology.
Or infact I use all three. It's a pain sometimes, but when you don't have to worry about Windows having Virii, Linux not working with whatever piece of hardware, and OS X not communication with either, then it's a good time.
Ed: I think that Microsoft even has utilities on their site or in their updates to check for and remove this problem.