Howdy all: I've seen some threads elsewhere on this problem, but found nothing that I could follow to fix it. I cannot believe that Microsoft would sell an OS that will not allow a computer user to edit/save something as simple as a notepad document on his own computer. When I try to save a document, I get an "access denied" error. Is there any step that a non-expert like me can fix this so I can actually work on my own computer, in my own home, with my own documents? And here I was patting myself on the back for holding out in buying my brand new machine because I heard that VISTA had problems. Any help here would be much appreciated!