Turning off UAC, Aero and what services I can from http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
Outside that I'm coming down to the conclusion that Vista is the new Windows ME.
I noticed that the Ma Agents (Genie, Merlin) do not speak as smoothly and with their own voices under Vista. Using XP or W2K they are fine. I tried installing the Lernout & Hauspie TTS American Speech, which is what I use on the other system with W2k and XP, and it did not help. I tried adjusting the speed of the speech in the Control Panel but it did not help. Lernout and & Hauspie does not have an applet in the Control Panel under Vista. Anyone with ideas for this? Thanks.