About three weeks ago, I bought a new computer with Windows 7 to replace my old one with XP.
I use it in a home office, and I've had so many problems trying to access and down load our company's software, I gave up and am again using my old 'puter with XP and IE8. The problems seem to involve IE9. I tried to download IE8 on the new unit and it wouldn't accept it.
However, neither IE9, Firefox, or Google Chrome will install company software to diagram houses and commercial buildings. Without that, I'm dead in the water for doing my job. I have an email in to our company's techies, and haven't heard back. The manufacturer's techies want to charge me to sort it out since it's apparently in the company software and not the computer.
I bought my wife an identical one at the same time, and she's getting along great. But, all she uses hers for is for email and to surf the 'Net, she doesn't have to use the business software I do.
I get the impression that whoever designed Windows 7 thinks everyone who owns a computer spends 95% of their time playing video games, watching movies, and listening to music. All I want is a workhorse computer that will efficiently do what I need to to do my job.