So, I just recently got an HP Pavillion DV8, with Windows 7. This has proved to be...problematic. There are an incredible number of problems that never, ever happened with XP. I'll start with the specs, and then a list of problems. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) HP Pavillion dv8 Notebook PC Default System BIOS Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8CPUs), ~1.6GHz 4GB RAM DirectX 11 NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M I turned off the firewall because it does absolutely nothing but get in the way. Antivirus software has been uninstalled, and I use a portable version of AVG when I want to scan. It is completely virus free - the only malware seems to be Windows itself. And now the problems... 1) On the logon screen, when I try to type in a password, the screen flashes roughly every four seconds. Every single time that it flashes, the cursor moves back to the beginning of the box. I need to split my password in half to be able to even log in; I type in half, wait for the flash, click the end, and type in the rest. It is an incredible pain, and something that should not be happening. 2) iTunes causes the machine to completely lock up on occasion. I can't change the volume, interact with iTunes, or even end the process. At all. This is, of course, makes it completely and entirely useless, and with that wonderful DRM, I can't actually use another program to play it. 3) Most games are broken. Team Fortress 2, notably, freezes on "Sending Client Info" every single time I try to join certain servers. This did not happen at all with XP. 4) Icons have gotten completely and entirely messed up in the taskbar. I deleted the icon database, which fixed the problem, but it should not happen at all. 5) This is unrelated to Windows 7 specifically, but it seems to be limited to Windows in general, and one of you might know a fix. In Facebook chat, when I receive a message, the entire computer does not accept input. I'm using Firefox, but the same exact thing happens with IE. You need to click on the background of a page to be able to type at all. So, Windows 7 has, so far, been not good. All drivers and programs are updated, by the way, and I've looked for solutions to these problems but haven't found a single solution, other than the icon problem.