Then you will have to try some other application. If she is into needle point, there are applications which allow you to print out custom templates. Ditto for Dress making and upteen other handicraft applications. My cousin trades craft material on ebay to fund his wife's handicraft hobby. So he was able to justify replacing the dialup modem with ADSL and is actively planning his new PC upgrade. If she is into soap operas, configure the browser so she is able to instantly link and login to forums which allow her to discuss her favourite soapy stars. If she is into collecting, setting up a database to track items and maintain her database. My friend brews beer and his wife tracks the recipes against the brews and hosts it on their web page. If she does the accounting, set her up with Quicken or Money program. If she is a star wars fan - get her some Lucas Arts games and work her up towards Star Wars Galaxy. If she likes D&D Roleplaying games, get her started on Never Winter nights or Dungeon Siege or Diablo II or Evercrack. If she likes puzzles, get her a puzzle generator program. With Windoze building 3D acceleration into the base operating system, even the most mundane applications will need you to upgrade to a Radeon 9800XT before you can load the desktop. :roll: This is the boiling frog strategy. Slowly raise the temperature or she will jump out (like Mrs. Calith) before she is done. You know your wife best, so work out what she enjoys most and work the computer into becoming the indispensible tool. Start with the practical and then get her hooked onto some electronic eye candy and extend her PC usage time until it matches yours.