I don't want to get into Windows bashing and peeve a bunch of people off, but I have run into more problems with Windows Vista in the first 2 hours than I've ever experienced in my decade and a half using Macs. I didn't want to install Windows in the first place, but I needed to do so in order to run some of the software that only exists for PC's. Vista already downloaded a pile of "updates" against my will as the cancel button did not stop them; then Vista installed said "updates" against my will, forbidding me to shut down while it did so. That aside, every time I switch back to OS X my time and date is wrong. Also, every time I boot up Windows, I get alerts that my monitor's refresh rate is too low. Here's my main question, though: why does my hard disk constantly make that searching/creaking noise when I'm in Vista, even when I'm not doing anything? The computer sounds like it is constantly downloading (or uploading) something. What's going on?