Man, same here!! I bought my Vaio with MCE 2004, and it worked *flawlessly*. Then, Sony sent me the upgrade for $10, and now it hangs, crashes, pukes and belches all the friggin' time! I've done everything I can think of - Windows updates, BARE SYSTEM, etc. but can't seem to make it stable. M$ has a couple of 'fixes' for it, but nothing seems to help. This really is just a rant, but if anyone had any suggestions, I'd gladly take 'em!