How can I tell Windows to shut up? Everytime I start up it wants to tell me a whole crap load of things. It's always the same things. How do I tell it to shut the hell up? Here's the list... "New Hardware Discovered!" "Your computer might be at risk..." "Let windows find new software?" It always fails to find the drivers for my USB tv tuner... and I deliberately shut off the windows auto-update because if I let that run then it'll close out of whatever game I'm playing to update something I never even use. How do I tell it to just shut the hell up and never tell me again? Oh... and while we're at it... how do I get rid of the annoying start up and shut down songs?