Refer to Making XP better (Part 1) as well. 1. Annoying scroll in Start menu If u install so many programs in ur computer, It'll be updated to ur start menu. If there are more number of programs it'll show in scroll mode(sometimes). It'll make the user annoyed, cos of scrolling to the top and bottom to search programs. It can be disabled easily right click on the taskbar -> properties Taskbar and start menu properties dialog will appear. In that click startmenu tab Click customize. Click the one which is active. Customize Start menu dialog will appear. In that click advanced tab. In the startmenu items, look for "Scroll programs". Uncheck that. Thats it. Ur start menu will no more appear in scroll type and annoy u. If u need to get back to the scroll type check the box "Scrollprograms" 2. changing the power options U may want ur PC to do a different thing rather than shutting down when Power button is pressed in the cabinet. To do that Right click on the Desktop -> properties In the dialog box appearing select screensaver tab Click Power.. Select advanced tab in the dialog box appearing. U'll see an option named "Power buttons". It'll have a drop down box with the text "When I press the power button on my computer:" select the option of ur own choice.