I realize I am using ancient Vista so maybe this is not even a valid critique for todays new and improved Windows 7 but I'd still like to vent. I've been running 32 bit Vista for over 3 years on my MBP (see signature). Vista has been acting a little wonky lately, this despite running a System Utility on a regular basis and doing nothing but just average computer based tasks, start a program and hope expect to get online with it. So last night off and on for about 5 hours: 1. Started Vista for a Windows only work scheduling program called Navtec PBS. 2. Could not get online with it. 3. Network and Sharing Page indicates I was online with a good connection. 4. Problem Program requires the latest Windows Net.Framework program, but Windows Update won't launch. 4. Restart Windows and hope this helps. 5. Windows Update won't launch. 6. Restore System to an earlier Date. 7. Windows Update Works! Security and Net.framework updates installed! 8. Restart- Now computer won't boot up. 9. Insert Windows Install Disk to "Repair Computer". 10. Message: Windows can't Auto Repair Computer. 11. Boot off Windows Install Disk and System Restore to even earlier date. 12. Windows now starts, but can't get online with the original program or even Firefox. 13. Network and Sharing Page shows I have a good online connection. 14. Task manager shows both Problem Program and Firefox are running, but neither pop up on the desktop. 15. In absolute disgust, boot into Snow Leopard and curse the name Winblows! Ah Snow Leopard caresses me, soothing away the frustration... Fortunately there is a browser based less capable version of this problem program I can use to put in my schedule request for the next month. When I booted into MacOSX Snow Leopard, surprise, it starts right up with absolutely no issues. Can you imagine that? This is the strongest argument for the MacOS, it always works (least for me). If you had asked me a month ago, I'd have told you "Vista works pretty well". So much for that theory. If you are still reading, I don't plan on upgrading to W7 until I get my new MBP (in the next couple of months) however in the mean time, I am thinking of upgrading to 64bit Vista (the 64 bit is included in my version of Vista Ultimate). I'm using Vista for 2 reasons- the work related program I've all ready mentioned and to play games not available on the Mac when the itch strikes me. 1.Would there be a reason why I would not want to upgrade to 64 bit Vista? 2. Is there an upgrade path that maintains programs all ready installed? Thanks! Here is the list of prominent programs I have been running on Vista: Vampire Masquerade, UT2003, Steam, Half Life, UT2004, DAO, Star Wars Knights of the Republic, Oblivion, Fraps, Acronis True Image II, Firefox, iTunes, Safari. Windows advice sincere and sarcastic is always welcomed!