You do know demi that post is just like painting a bulls eye on your forehead :lol:
Don't shoot !!!!! :lol: Seriusly... My Windows is Active, I use Windows Update, it's cool, specially in Vista, it installs all updated drivers automatically. I don't mind microsoft sniffing around my system like a mad dog at all. You gotta be part of the community.
Anyway... To be very honest... The last Windows I had problems with files getting corrupted was Windows 98. After XP the only problems I had was with viruses,spywares and adwares. Damn.. I remember the time back around 2003, every place in the net were infested with spywarez, you could barely navigate the web.