OK, got everything going and I even have it all hooked up on the sound system. Everything seems to be running great, but the test of time should tell the whole story.
Here's what I did and here's what I got.
First I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on two laptops. My old one and my newer one. The kernel is the same on both, 3.2.0-24, and 3.2.0-24-generic-pae.
All I had to do was install the 12.04 on the newer laptop because it has newer CPU that supports PAE.
The older laptop: I installed 11.10 and did the upgrade to 12.04 (no problems but I had to stop some running services but the upgrade did this automaticly.
One last thing, I have Xfce on both installes, and I am going to leave it this way, because I am booting with three OS' on the newer laptop. Like I said the older one is just being used on the sound system so it has just the one OS on it.
They both look the same except for the program placement in the menu.