The saying "you cannot teach an old dog new tricks" is very very true for my father in law. So much so that when Yahoo changed its email interface.... it was weeks before we stopped him complaining. It actually took a long time to explain to him that it was not something on the computer that changed, but on the internet.
Anyway... you get the message. So....we have bought a new computer for my mother inlaw who is more open to change than my darling father in law.
What I would like to do is take his older computer... (5 year old Windows XP Dell) and Virtualise the Hard Drive and run it virtually on the new computer. Therefore as far as he is concerned it is his old PC, just a different keyboard. Whilst my mother in law would continue to use the new features of Windows 7 Home Premium and MS Office 2010.