Purchased Win 7 to install on my laptop and then the motherboard went Kablooey (had been on the decline anyway), so I went out and purchased a new HP G6--535DX Notebook with Win 7 Premium 64 bit already installed. I got the computer home, booted her up, everything worked just fine. Internet Explorer seemed to be running well. I ran several windows just fine, downloaded Open Office 3.1.1, then closed everything up and played a quick game of the HP Games Scrabble (by Wild Tangent) before bed. This morning I could not get IE8 to run worth a darn. Slow doesn't even describe waiting an hour for a page to load. Then it won't even let me close the windows when they don't load, I have to go to the Task Manager and end the program. It would let me get a few places with a second tab (facebook, but no news sites like cnn or such), while the first kept trying to do anything, but eventually it just led to continual nothingness. The windows do nothing, the spinny circle says they're still working, they never say Not Responding. And they won't shut down normally. I was pissed. 12 hours old and already I have issues?? Rebooted a few times to no avail. Finally got it to boot enough that I could download Firefox and continued loading the computer for use, figuring I'd get it fixed. I installed Firefox, Open Office 3.1.1, Picasa 3.5, NVu, and Outlook 2007 - but all these were installed AFTER the problems started, excepting Open Office. To be safe, I went and uninstalled everything, starting with OO, then Picasa, then Nvu. I have not unloaded Firefox since it's all the browser I have right now, and having JUST paid my IT guy to setup my VPN on Outlook, I am not uninstalling that puppy. I did also go in and uninstall all the HP games, since that was the only correlation I could make. I've run the sfc/scannow with no problems found. I've restarted a few dozen times, turned off and uninstalled the Best Buy included Webroot anti-virus. Any ideas?? I am super frustrated- this computer's barely 24 hours old now and I really can't get any use out of it without IE as many of the programs I use for work online are not fully Firefox capable. Help!