you can solve this messenger thing by installing the older msn messenger 8.5 or somewhere around there. Apparently the new "staying at the taskbar" is only for the newest and totally hopeless version. For a 2009 OS, I don't think win7 is very powerful. Theres no "multiple desctops", or anything resembling the MacOS's utillisation of the function-keys, f12 to "show desctop", pressing f11 or whatnot to get a collection of gadgets, like calendar, calculator, clock etc on a shaded screen. that is probably where ms-gadges come from in the first place. All inn all it is just a tweaked windows XP with glass-skin, wich modders have had for 9 years or so. And where is the DreamScene? This is the Ultimate version, so have they removed it? DreamScene was useless, but extremely blingy and everyone was mesmerized by it What windows 7 _does_ right is handling of the windows themself, dragging windows to maximize, snapping them with a drag or doubleclick, both up and down snapping... I can't go back now !