for reasons of sanity, I've gone back Windows7..
I can't live with an OS that is never the same two days in a row..
(- now I can watch the original "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" in glorious surround-sound Hi-Def Blu-Ray)
- many thanks to all those who gave advice and encouragement..
- maybe, I'll return again at a later date, when Big Blue has it all smoothed out..
- meanwhile, keep up the good work, you guys
- a splendid effort...!!