well i'm glad you can at least work your system now doak, its nice when they works. I paid the big bucks for my dish, and its still slow. but then again, I work it. they don't like that, I just came off 24 hours FAP . I run Vista 64 bit, and am going to do windows 7 shortly. I happen to like MS, then again they do my traiinin. I rarely have problems that I don't create myself.
I got an emachine for my wife a few years back, and passed it to my daughter, worked for her for a few more years. There a good reliable system, economic . and plenty fine for a normal home user.