If like me you decline to run any Microsoft OS's anymore this may help out:
The Sun Virtualbox system for Linux
with Vista Home SP1 installed as a client OS seems to run
Picoscope 6 just fine.
I can't comment on sample accuracy as I've only used
it for simple pulse trains so far. Technically I can't see any reason why there should be any problems though.
As far as I can tell everything works fine.
If you have an external hard drive this is ideal to back up a smallish Linux system with PartedMagic including virtualbox/vista with picoscope to just reload quickly as you need it. (One way of doing it anyway)
PartedMagic will clone the entire drive (using Clonezilla) including MBR and the sectors between it and the first data sector without wasting space on unused areas)
This reduces the pain of having to use Vista greatly.
Make sure you get a recent PartedMagic with the grub2 bug fixed though.
Or you can just shut Vista down and close virtualbox!
Virtualbox is a free download (unless you want a pro version)
from virtualbox.org (about 43MB)
The learning curve for virtualBox lasts about 10 minutes. Its VERY easy to install and use. It seems pretty bug free too.
But do beware of Linux - developers have started to quietly install so called "cloud" software that transfers your data to their servers as a background task. Connecting a dev machine to the internet is a bad move anyway - but this may make your hair stand on end... forewarned as they say. (Why isn't that illegal?)
Anyway - I've only had my picoscope a couple of days so do test things out before using this on any critical systems.
The kit I use is:
Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop
Intel Duo T8300 2.3Ghz
4GB Ram USB2 ports
Bristling with other interfaces
Picoscope 4224 Kit Software 6.3.43
Linux Mint-8 (Cleaner Ubuntu derivative)
Vista SP1 as a client in Virtualbox
I hope the info is useful to someone.