Okay, I've been using Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer for at least two years, and can safely say it's a piece of shit operating system. Performance issues, way too many compatibility problems, and randomly having certain programs go into "not responding" or "stopped working" mode periodically (Programs which never did this once when I used Windows XP Professional on my old computer.) really annoy me, but not nearly as much as when Windows Vista decides to BlueScreen on me for no apparent logical reason. Over the past 8 months or so, the BlueScreen errors have been getting more and more common, to the point where I cannot fucking stand it any more. I desperately want to uninstall Vista and replace it with Windows 7 Ultimate, but I just cannot afford it, and quite frankly I'd rather not use a free cracked/hacked/whatever version of it, in case Windows Updates don't work, or I get "not genuine" related issues, or what have you. The most common BlueScreen error I get is DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, although I occasionally get a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error, too. When I first got Windows Vista with my new computer, there were no BlueScreens for a good 9 to 10 months, but then I suddenly started to get them on the odd occasion. I hoped that they would go away, and maybe updates from Windows Update would fix them for me, but no. It's just got more and more common over time, and now, I've seriously had enough. I've never had BlueScreen errors happen so much with any Microsoft O.S. other than Vista. I don't honestly know how Microsoft could fuck up an operating system so much. It seems most of the apparent "security and stability updates" I've been installing have not been helping improve my system at all. If anything, those updates have made Vista more bloated, unreliable, and laggy. (The time it takes me to log on is appallingly slow.) I am simply looking for a definite solution to fix -- or at the very least -- significantly tone down the likelihood of Vista BlueScreening on my computer. It usually only happens when I'm playing a game, using Skype, or rendering something in Sony Vegas Pro. On very rare occasions, I've had BlueScreens occur when simply browsing the Internet using Firefox. I've already searched on Google, and also Microsoft's website, but I couldn't really find any solutions to my problems. It could be a fault on my part, but a lot of me thinks the BlueScreens are down to Vista's crappyness. I'm running on 3.00 GB of RAM, 32-bit Windows Vista Service Pack 2, with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ at 3.12 GHz. My computer brand is ASUS. So, yeah. Any help or advice on this would be extremely appreciated, thanks. I'm sick and tired of these errors beyond belief.