My experience today using Win Xp Home Service Pack 2. It has only been for about an hour, so I am sure there is more to come. I startup a brand new eMachines with AMD 64 Athlon for the first time. I get a few CMOS errors. Finally it reboots a few times and loads XP. Everything is good. Next: Internet Explorer freezes on some webpage: Control Alt Delete I try to setup my gmail account through pop3. Outlook 2003 is unresponding. McAfee antirus plays this obnoxious sound with an error message. I would tell you what it was, but I don't even want to remember. I get some message box popping up that my registry is corrupted, to go to some website pachit or something to repair it. I knew it was obviously adware, but it pops up like every 5 minutes. I setup 2 accounts on this new computer. I deleted a shortcut from my desktop, but it deleted a shortcut from my girlfriend's desktop too. Is that normal? I uninstalled several programs, but they are still in the Add/Remove program list. Some are gone from there, but they are still in my startup menu. 2 other programs that I uninstalled are no longer in Add/Remove programs, nor the Startup Menu, but when I start up my computer THEY STARTUP. I plug in my headphones to try to listen to some iTunes. This message pops up, "A Jack Has Been Plugged In". I am like thanks, but that is obvious! But it still plays through the external speakers. Some strange program opens "RealTek" asking me which device I want to plug in?' Okay I am tired. I need a Macbook Pro 17" Night all!