I know that we used to have somebody here who worked for Microsoft. Could he please enlighten us as to the reason why Microsoft has rendered Windows 7 so unusable? Specifically, the search utility does not work. At all. Not in the least. WinXP's search utility worked wonderfully. So why destroy that functionality? Whenever I need to search files, I have to fire up my 6+-year-old laptop. Which is not going to last much longer. After it has died, how am I supposed to do anything? I can't even get grep to work anymore. Why is Microsoft working so hard to drive its users away?