I am trying to disable my "workstations service" for quicker boots - I have searched and tried and I guess I am just a dumba$$. Only thing I could come up with is that I was doing it wrong. I found this: - Try this : " Go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and Disable workstation (at the bottom of the list) This is assuming that you are not using the PC as a network Workstation." I was highlighting workstation and then trying to stop it - and that did not work! I got something about an error 1503 Background Intelligent Transfer Servicce did not respond in a timely fashion. After I got the error above, I played around some more and then came up with this idea: Go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services , right click on workstation, right click on properties and "disable at startup" in the drop down menu??? Is this really how I turn off workstation services?? This dumba$$ certainly thanks everyone for whatever response I get - even if it's something like - yes dy - that's what was said in the first place!