OMG my computer works like a computer is supposed to!
I’ve been having issues with my laptop since I sent it in for just-still-in-warranty repairs a year and a half ago. Whatever the official people did, when they gave me a new hard drive the version of Windows 7 and ASUS hardware-specific software they’d installed had issues, and multiple resets to factory settings didn’t change anything because it was the factory settings that had the issues. I got used to a ridiculously slow start-up and things hanging unexpectedly.
The upgrade wasn’t as perfectly seamless as my work computer’s was, but it was pretty close to it. And now my computer starts up quickly again and is running smoothly. It’s like it has a new lease on life!