OK, first off, I looked around for a new member Introduction board, but didn't see anything close to it. So, I'm Kelly, glad to be here and thanks for having me. Now on to the meat of this thread. I've had my new HP laptop for about a month and a half and can't whine about it other than, as with all MS OS I've used, "This yada yada is not responding" still seems to be Microsoft's rebel yell. So be it. My problem, as my subject line states, Real Player starts at anytime it decides to be able to do so. Is this something new (my guess is Yes) that is a conflict with Real Player and Win 7 or is it just my machine? If there's a reg fix or something, I'd be willing to go there. I'd like to keep it because I use it to listen to music while I work and don't want to drop it. I can access the music website I like online through one of four browsers, but I would rather use RP to listen to online music, mostly classical orchestra. Win 7 Home Premium x64, 500g hd, 4g ram, HP dv7-3160US machine. TIA, Kelly J.