As I see more and more NikonCaferers...moving toward Vista. Maybe we should have a sticky of tweaks and tips on improving Vista performance. Here are my tricks.. UAC ( User Account Control)- disable it. It just a extra step to prevent program from installing. If your the administrator, and your not going to those crazy website that installs program without your knowledge.Then you have nothing to worry about. Slidebar- Disable it...it look nice, its cool..but its a memory HOG. msconfig- type msconfig in the run box. Click on startup. This show all program that startup when the pc boots. Disable program like Yahoo Msg or any other messenger programs. Increase the performance of your harddrive- click START type DEVICE MANAGER then hit Enter. Device Manager will pop up. Click on DISK DRIVES, right click on your hard drive, the click Policies. Then make sure Optimize for Performance is clicked. "Enable write caching on the disk" and "Enable advanced performance" is enabled. Defrag- do it..like a oil change but more often..at least once a month. More to come.... Update 9/23/2008 Disable unneeded protocols- Start-ControlPanel-Network and Sharing Center- ( on the left) click Manage network connections. Locate your network adapter. Right click on property's. On the network tab, you will see a Ip protocol call IPv6. This is IP version 6. NO ONE uses this except CHINA. Un-Check, the check box, then click ok. This will free up some resources. Also do this for your wireless adapter if you have one.