He decided that it was still too slow to be a real computer but would be perfect for a music program. After wiping my hard drive cleaned and reinstalling Windows 7. The program is a midi controller that triggers sounds on the computer from a keyboard that he had lying around. Austin the rock star-- now he can record keyboard parts and add them to what he can do on the guitar. I was/am very impressed by his tech-savvy. The computer is alive...yay!
Meanwhile, I was studying diligently for my class (or trying not to fall asleep) while Austin used his new keyboard program :)