Having just bought a new computer with Windows 7 on and using a 1998 Generations program ( I think it is Gen 4) I am experiencing the same problems as others in this situation. I have read your suggestions of 2 options to consider but I do have a couple of questions. Is transferring to the upgraded program, 8.5, difficult? I am not very skilled with computers! How much is the Family Historian program? What do you suggest is the best way to go for the long term? I would appreciate your opinion.