Good Evening Folks:
Since I started this thread, it is only appropriate that I finish it. Not only is MS Word opening in Word Pad but all my transfered university reports that I have not yet printed out for mailing are doing the same. Since I can't print them out using Windows 7 (I can open them but not print them.) and since Windows Live Mail will not recognize any of my e-mail contacts, and since Windows 7 keeps changing my settings for receiving updates, and since it keeps notifying me that there are updates available when there are none, I have come to the conclusion that Windows 7 is not for me. Since Dell has a thirty day return policy, and since I can't install Vista on the new computer, I have come to the conclusion that Windows 7 is not for me and their brand new shiny computer will be on its way back to them on Monday.
I want to thank all you folks that have replied to my questions. I appreciate the effort.