What advice might you offer to someone who has owned a computer in the past but has just decided to get another that runs Windows 7 rather than XP. 1) What programes might one need that are useful functions missing from that operating system be they 3rd part or official (see below) 2) What is available that works with Windows 7 and is free online that performs the sort of functions people do... such as Photo manipulation ? 3) What free firewall / anti-virus / Add blocker etc, is the most tolerable (asuming you don't want to pay for one) 4) If buying a Computer with a TV tuner what if anything is available free to get more use out of it - is there a free video editing programme suited to search taging, editing or extracting clips from Cumputer recorded TV that anyone knows about. 5) Is there any free archiving programmes 6) should one use Outlook express for the e-mail or is their a better alternative ? 7) are there any free downloads available that might allow older programes from XP to run on Windows 7 even if they are stated not too - or if they do run - to run better ? 8) And is there any well known free programs that make use of a touch screen monitor well ? 9) If one was to buy a Netbook that runs Windows 7's basic version - can you put the components in from another windows 7 disc via networking or saving them to a USB stick - or downloading them -what if any features are available free. So basically I'm looking for advice as to how to get the best out of a Touch screen Computer that has a TV tuner and a Netbook - both running Windows 7 and that both come with almost no software. And this is advice to someone with no Windows 7 experience. General windows 7 tips are also appreciated. I'd also appreciate any tips on a free e-mail.