Back in (I think) 2008, I bought a Dell from their Outlet site, $287 for a Vista OS desktop. I never had any problems with Vista and found it perfectly fine for what I needed it to do. For the past year I've been using a Chromebook and had the desktop sitting in the closet. This weekend I decided it was time to build the home office, spent a bit on furniture, and booted the desktop for the first time in 13 months. It worked for a bit and then after a reboot I couldn't get it past the BIOS bootup screen. I decided now is the time to upgrade. I just purchased another Dell running Windows 8.1. Yeah, this is going to take a little getting used to. Nothing like Vista, and definitely nothing like Chrome OS. Thankfully I had my old desktop being backed up via SugarSync so I still have access to all of my old stuff, but yeah... Windows 8.1 is weird.