Well, I was very patient. I got a new machine, configured it right, bought Windows 7 Pro in 32bit and 64bit editions ($50 each ), made sure to keep all my documents and settings, my outlook.pst file and my normal.dot Word template, etc etc. Backed up everything that could possibly be important, held my breath and ran the install. All went well apart from a slight hiccup with activation, and then it was time to 'retire' the old box and slide in the new. It found my Canon scanner and my web-cam and installed everything, just right, except....... 6 years ago the nice folk at Samsung gave me a 19" LCD monitor as a thank you for my sales. It's run without a flicker all this time, across probably 3 computers and many incremental upgrades. Until now.... There is no 64bit driver for it. In fact the most recent driver is date-stamped 2003!!! So here I am running a you-beaut system with a you-beaut OS at 1024x768 when I used to run old-faithful XP at 1280x1024 . New monitor time, and this time I'm going to have to pay for it .