Dear Sir: I tried that. But I had to log on as Administrator to run msconfig. The annoying program (s) are in my user-account. So after unchecking a couple of "applications" , I had to restart, and I logged on to my user account. The annoying/(rarely used) programs (the main headache is the Yahoo Messenger which I use ocassionally) are still there on the system tray. I could uninstall and then reinstall. But then I do not want to lose the money I have paid Yahoo in advance for the Messenger service!