2.42a don't like my machine?

has anyone else had trouble w/2.42a taking longer than 5 min. to open after clicking shortcut ?.it seemed to lock up even on the uninstall. this is at least my 8th or so version of blender. this is the first time I ever had a problem.I saved my 2.41 to disc, when I reloaded it, it was different than what I saved !..up until the reload, the zoom worked the old way!

please use Support forum.