Well, thanks to husband's present and Travis' know how.........I now have upgraded to Vista. I'm not sure yet whether or not I like it either. Everything is sooooo different from what I'm used to. I'm hunting around for the simplest things. ugh BUT my dvd drive finally works again! YEA! It hasn't worked since right after I bought the computer last year. Only down side.......is that it did a clean install........Well, I'm not sure I understand it really, at least not how Travis explained it to me. Seems it did a "clean" install, which means everything got wiped. But then he tells me it got partitioned off?? by Vista. Huh? I'm going to have Nichole ask her boyfriend about that one. Because I don't need a ton of stuff sitting in some partition taking up space that I can't even use. Still, thanks to my trusty external hard drive......nothing I needed / wanted to keep was lost. Best 50.00 I ever spent! If you don't have one already, I advise you to get one. They just plug into your USB port. Easy. Now I've got to defrag. Not sure why if it was a clean install.......but not a big deal as I'm on my way to bed. Funny part........Travis had estimated a 2 hour job.......it took about 8 hours total. lol Oh, and anyone one who's in the know.....I could use a super good (and hopefully cheap) virus program. I don't trust Norton anymore. And now that I'm starting with a clean slate.......I want to keep it that way. I'd written them down when I'd asked before and now that I need it I can't find it to save my life.