The Inspiron i570 has more software than I usually find when I am shopping for a PC. This purchase was for home use. In the past I have been getting by using MS Works Suite, Avast (free) anti-virus and Outlook Express but now I can take a step upwards to MS Office and McAffee and Windows 7 Live Mail. I had no trouble installing my old 2004 Works Suite (excluding MS Works and Word) so that I could continue to use Money, Streets & Trips, Picture It!, and Encarta. I purchased a USB Mini External Zoom Modem (Model 3095) for dial-up internet connection which installed without problems. I could not use the rear USB ports to connect my Seagate External Desktop Drive. The drive was only recognized when plugged into the front USB. I had to download new Windows 7 drivers for my Kodak EasyShare 5100 All-in-One Printer. With printer, modem, keyboard, mouse and external drive, I have only one front USB port free. The eMachines flat screen monitor from my old PC works perfectly well with the new PC. It has built in speakers which I am using in place of the new speakers that were included. This saves on desk space. I don't know if I'll be using the card readers anytime soon. The PC boots quickly but there is one part of the startup where the CPUs max out. I don't use the computer every day but it seems that when I do use it, there is always some type of update to download. Eventually, I'll probably get caught up. The first time I tried to create the System Recovery disks, the program couldn't find the DVD in the drive. I tried again another day and it worked. It fit on 2 DVD's. After I created the System Recovery disks I got an upgrade from Dell that changed the recovery partition so I created a second set of Recovery disks.
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