Thanks for this ricktendo64, I had the sidebar working on this Gamerman XPProSP2 Black edition & then it stopped working. First tried all the pre-requisites installed agian... no good. Man it was driving me nuts, then I installed VAIO and your sidebar installer after & PRESTO it works!! Thanks again dude, you're a legend. BTW I had a genuing Vista copy running on this machine & got hooked on it, but had to pull it out as it did not support my ATI9250VIVO card (no DX9). So, the need for ported sidebar. You rock!!