For the older programs, contact the manufacturer about windows Vista
You may need a patch or from the manufacturer or a new version, but
the manufacturer should know.
"Likewise I continue to have crashes"
If crashes were there from the beginning, it is probably a hardware
Contact the computer manufacturer for warranty support or return.
You may need newer drivers.
Do not assume the manufacturer installed the latest drivers for your
OEMs regularly install a lot of junk that slows down the computer.
Uninstall any programs you do not need.
Anything Norton or McAfee also regularly cause issues.
If you have these, best to uninstall and install something else such
as AVG Free or Nod32.
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
"Barnum" <Barnum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I purchased a new computer that came with Vista Home Premium...had
> that all the kinks had been worked out, but guess I was wrong. I
> cannot use
> Photoshop Elements 4, do not have fax availability (as I did with
> XP), and
> about six of my prior "major" programs do not work with this OS.
> Likewise I
> continue to have crashes. Just damn tired of it all....