As many of you know, I'm not a fan of the preview feature.. To me it's an additional step to take to locate a program or find what directory you're in. Before this preview feature was introduced with Vista, I could have 12 windows open and simply look on the taskbar and tell immediately where I was, rather than fumbling around going left to right trying to locate the windows that you want to bring up. NOTE: I am not saying everyone should take this route, it's simply an option. To turn off the preview feature, go to Start > Run, and type services.msc. locate the Themes service and choose stop. Immediately you windows will revert to the old style (Sorry, there goes your Aero effects). Now right-click on the Themes service and choose Disable. Now go to Control Panel > Performance Information & Tools, click the Adjust Visual effects link on the left side and choose Adjust for best performance After performing these two changes, I restarted Windows7 and I noticed an even faster boot up time, programs loaded faster, with less of that animated circling cursor. Again, this is just an option.