Jim, Others are using 2.x on XP but your right some of the newer versions of web browsers are a question mark. If you have not used UFT then it would be best to find another program.
There are a number of demos and free downloads for 30 days so you can try some features. This site has reviews and links to a number of programs. http://www.lkessler.com/gplinks.shtmlhttp://www.lkessler.com/gplinks.shtml. Back in the early 80's RootsII cost around $250 and had add on options that cost more. So the cost of programs with the features they have now are a bargin.