I'm thinking to get an extra used laptop to run as a music storage and watch videos on trips, planes, do some other stuff with. I just got a 14" Lenovo T40 for $113 with XP and Office-not bad! But I have other XP machines, and tired of slowness and freezing. I'm not talking about RAM problems, I have lots on all the machines-I'm talking about processes running in the background periodically and especially especially at startup, when it seems like every application on the machine wants to check for updates or whatever the they are doing (antivirus in particular*). I'm wondering if Win 7 is better about that? Or same old story? Any other thoughts? *Jeez, isn't there an antivirus that you can set to a lower CPU priority? Or have it NOT run exactly on boot-up or unhibernate? Drives me NUTS!!!!