This Windows 7 is so useless that mere words cannot describe it. Fresh install on a new hard drive. No third party antivirus or security programs whatsoever. Connected directly to the cable modem with a good old CAT 5 cable. Nothing could be simpler or cleaner, right? Try my Cox email account. Nope. Absolutely will not connect. Try Usenet newsgroups on the same account. Nope. No connection. Obscure error messages. Try to download Epson printer driver from Epson site. Nope. Will not do that either. Try these same tasks on three other computers running Vista and XP and it is all flawless. Maybe I should not have done a clean install. Perhaps I should format the hard drive, install Vista, get that configured, and upgrade to Windows 7 and see what happens. Do not anyone try to tell me that I do not know how to enter "pop.west.cox.net" and my username and my password because I have done it at least a hundred times before. Explain to me why Windows 7 Internet Explorer is incapable of downloading a driver file from Epson while the Vista PC I am typing on know does it perfectly? I have tried the Windows 7 with the Windows Firewall on and off. I have turned down the internet security settings. I still cannot get it to do anything and I must admit I am at a loss. I have been fooling with this stuff since the Commodore 64 and this is the first time I have been stumped by software that will not ware.