OK you two, this is what we did today.
A big ol mixture of what you both have been saying!
First I have to say I don't know why my puter was running like it did this morning. I did make him aware of it first thing.
It was working fine like usual by the time he got here.
I have two puters, one desktop (XP) that I rarely use and my laptop (Vista).
He was in the same mind as me when he got here, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
So, he gave me the AVG Security on the Desktop that used to have Macafee. He also added Firefox along with IE. I like Firefox much better but need to keep IE to get my Window Updates.
He did a few personal touches as well.
My laptop has PC Cillian and he says that as long as that is working fine to keep that. He also added Firefox to that. He said he could have shut down some of the things on Vista that takes up some space, but, I liked those things and personally, I don't think they probably use up that much. Things like the see through boarders and I love my sidebar. He says if it's worth it to me to give up a bit faster power, that was fine.
The only thing he couldn't do today was to enable me to "share" computer to computer. He tried, and I know given more time he would have figured it out.
He says the problem was that one was XP the other Vista. He has done it on his own computers, but ran out of time to figure it out here.
He says he is also going to hook me up with a Defrag program OO, I think that's how it started.
I think you are both right in your assessment of Vista and XP. My nephew is NOT a big fan of Vista either. But, I kind of like the "pretties" :roll: and a few of the other items that they have.
Thank you both, it sure did help me to be able to think out loud to you both and make the decisions.
Wish I could return the favor!