My wife's laptop has died and it looks like it is some hardware fault not easily sorted. I thought it was a hard disk fault but it isn't. We had the message about "thread exception not handled" and attempts to scan and check the hard disk have failed. I even tried re-installing Win 7 but it wouldn't get past the first few steps and just simply switched itself off. As an aside I discovered that getting Windows 10 to boot into safe mode is no longer easy as the F8 option has been disabled. There are lots of ways of getting it to reboot into safe mode but to get it to boot into safe mode from cold so to speak is no longer an option. I read holding the shift key down works but it didn't for me. Anyway, it is an old laptop and my wife couldn't get used to Windows 10 so we are looking at other options. She already has a Tesco Hudl 2 which she finds great but would like something a bit bigger and Chromebooks look a good option. With one provisio. You can't connect a printer to a Chromebook apparently and have to use Google Cloud printing. I will try this using her Hudl but would be interested in other folk's experiences of using Chromebooks to print and how convenient it is. Convenience and simplicity are major factors to consider!