Thanks for the advice - don't want to stick with vista though as it's an awful OS & even with ready boost the laptop struggles.
(Plus there's the expense part)
I'll go look at Acer support.
As per subject, our laptop keeps throwing a flakey when trying to install Win7 Ultimate over the current crappy Vista OS.
Laptop passed the compatibility checker no probs & has all the updates installed, but every time we...