http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20 for doing an upgrade to windows 7 but I do not want to bother with that since my computer is almost 8 years old.
I have lots of pictures that I will miss. I backed up some on cds but to reload them all into a new computer would be a nightmare. Some I tried putting on a SanDisk 4GB portable drive (I think that's what it's called). This takes a long time to do this too since my pictures are organized into 17 different folders. I could probably delete a few though but it's still lots of pictures because I even have some subfolders in them. This is really stressing me out.
I have AVG virus and malware protection which works very well and I just renewed it! Fortunately, there is a number I can call to let them remotely come in to my new computer and transfer it over but I have to delete it from my old one first. Then, my Epson printer may not be compatible. I tried checking to see if it is compatible with windows 7 or 8 and I couldn't even find the picture of mine on there! This is a big headache for me. Times like this, I wish I were a computer geek, I feel so ignorant about the actual workings and set up stuff when it comes to computers. I sure wish they gave me more notice.
I am not one bit excited about this but plan to start the hunt tonight, Best Buy here I come, guess. Have you gone through this process of transferring to a new computer?