And here is DH (below) playing with the new computer/laptop.
Windows 8.1 is just FULL of "stuff" that, for now, (IMHO) we are finding useless. Skype was fun for a day or so, taking our picture was entertaining, but I prefer e-mail. OK, YouTube was good . We had to purchase Excel and MSWord separately. I know we will get better, but it's so full of gizmos, and stuff, and popups, and full-page pop-up ads, and "stores" to purchase more stuff, and unexpected screens in and out, enlarged or reduced screens for no reason, (?) no menus that are easily available, that I already ordered "Windows 8.1 for Dummies." Bookmarks, so far, are unavailable, the URL bar, if I can remember an address, jumps in and out of the screen, and one never seems to "close" anything. BING is the Search Engine (don't want that either). If you are familiar with Windows 8.1, PLEASE send me some encouragement that it will get better!!! I purchased the laptop specifically so we would have less stairs to maneuver. This present XP is downstairs, and I really like it, but felt we should try to keep up with the times.
I made my living on the computer during my working years, using the computer as an aid to working using Windows XP. This laptop seems more of a toy, with the goal being playing, and figuring it out, rather than using it for sensible purposes.
OK, enough whining!!! I am thrilled I kept my "old" desktop. 8-))))