I see many messages on this message board referring to problems with Windows XP and UFT. I purchased a new computer with XP about a month ago and have had no problems with UFT.
The reason I have had no problems is that I installed UFT 3.0. It is vital to install one of the last versions of UFT created before UFT became an orphan. I urge anyone with earlier versions of UFT to get 3.0 and install it now.
Several contributors to this message board helped to steer me in the right direction - thank you!