“The other thing is software thats constantly on, communicating on the Internet, and taking up too many resources. My Lexmark All-In-One software is like thatnever anything else from Lexmark for me!”
You might want to get a freeware program called Winpatrol. All those programs make registry changes, and this software will not allow that without your approval, and will also help you identify which process is doing it should it get installed, and allow you to easily disable it.
Thanks for the tip. I am now running Winpatrol.