I've been using Vista for about 2 years with minimum difficulties. Today I received a message that my, "Trial Period Expires in 13 Days". My Vista says 'Genuine' and my 'slmgr.vbs -dlv' says that the trial period ends June 2010. Anyway, I realize that 7 is much better but I have so much 'stuff' on Vista and with MS blocking all 7 tweaks, etc that it's not a good time to upgrade. I am a senior citizen with average intelligence re: 'improper' shortcuts to make this work. Can someone advise/suggest what to do to be able to extend the 13 days without interruption or . . . Finances are extremely short and with Vista being unstable vs 7 I don't want to purchase a new copy. PM is ok to response and I hope I don't loose my 'stuff'. I'm backing up my harddrive as we speak. Thanks for any and all help.