and haven't had a single problem that required professional help.
I have been using Vista for about eight months now. I find it impossible to fix a problem myself at times. I never had this problem with other versions of Windows. Once I had to take the laptop to a service center, something I should not have had to do, in order to get in it condition to fix what was wrong myself. I feel it is one of the more difficult Windows operating systems and long for XP's ease in fixing problems myself without having to resort to expensive technical service. Forget about calling Microsoft. I don't have six hours a day to sit on the phone while I go through a foreign technical advisor who is obviously reading a screen and repeating back to me everything I say and asking me each and every time if I have done what I was just told to do when I already confirmed I had done so.