Just a few words of introduction. I started with computers way back with a Radio Shack Tandy and am pretty much self taught. I am 58 years old and live in the Chicago area. I have been interested in shell modifications for the last six months and have tried many apps and mods. I must say that this has been the best source of information regarding XP to Vista conversions. I plan to wait on Vista until the users indicate the stability is equal to XP. I am currently using Vista Anthracite, ViStart, LClock, Styler, and the sidebar developed by the talented members of this forum.