Hi, I tried searching the forum first but . . . I recently reformatted my HP and though I figured out once before how to get rid of HP QuickWeb at start-up and permanently hide the dock, it seems I have gone senile; just can't figure it out. Maybe because a couple other weird glitches occurred and I'm getting frustrated with Windows (although 1 problem was with MS Outlook resetting my account to garbage address and the other with HP printer working one day then totally unrecognized the next). Anyway, I'm getting ready to take my HP back to Costco and find the bills for a Mac. But I'm not really serious . . . Thanks. I know someone can help me; after all, I helped myself once. Where's the embarrassed smiley?