My old computer was on the verge of death, so I gritted my teeth and bought a new one (and none too soon-- when I went to turn my old computer on today, it wouldn't go on). So far, the new one is great-- a ton more memory than the old one (which was seven years old-- a Methuselah in computer terms!), and watching videos should be a much smoother experience. I had all my stuff backed up to an external hard drive, and that was easy enough to put onto the new computer. I still have to install the newest version of Word (a crucial necessity!) and learn how to use it. I've been used to 2003, so the latest version will be something of a step up!