On sunday I upgraded from Vista home premium to W7 home premium. Since then I have had nothing but problems. I sat on the phone with micosoft last night for more then two hours just for them to tell me they would refer me to a tier 3 tech and they will call me back tonight. Here is the problem. Some of my programs connect to the internet, some do not. Here is the list: Those that connect: Ventrillo Foxsports widget/gadget Windows Update (as long as it doesnt have to contact an outside website) Those that do not connect: Aion NcSoft Launcher Steam Curse Client IE8 Live Messenger I dont have any sercurity software. I turned off all the firewall, and user account stuff. I check all the program permissions. Now this is where is gets a little strange. If I goto RUN, and search "internet explorer", and I use the on that says Internet Explorer (x64) I can get to a website, but if I use the IE icon that is pinned I cant. I tried to connect to messenger and it fails. I click on troublshoot, and it fails the DNS. I opened a cmd prompt and: ipconfig/flushdns ipconfig/release ipconfig/renew ipconfig/all I then tried to input all the IP, and DNS information manually, and I still have the same problem. All while talking to my brother on Ventrillo, and getting update NHL scores. If anyone has an idea I will give it a shot tonight when I get home. Thank you in advance for everyones help.