after 11 years, i decided it was time to unplug my computer, take it outdoors and get all the dust and junk out of it. Wow, it was one dirty pc! Then i formated the hard drive and re-installed windows 7. after 3 tries, that is. of course, i forgot what my e-mail user name and password was, so i had to hunt that up. it was a total of 11 hours to get it back up and running. i also discovered that the "cloud" isn't all it's cracked up to be. i seem to have lost one of my programs. I'm going to work on recovering that one today.
it is faster now though.