In a nutshell after attempting for the upteenth time to instal this program to get my Ipod running I feell completely helpless. Basically, I get a message saying IPOD service could not start. Check to make sure you have sufficient permissions. Then there are 2 options a) Retry(Or don't bother) and b) Cancel(Only sane option which aborts the installation). When I go into the services tab of Task Manager to start the service I get an access denied error message. When I click the the services button to replicate services.mnc I get a message saying file does not exist when I try to start service from there. Also there is a file path reading C:\Program Files\Ipod\bin\Ipod Services.exe but no folder or file when I navigate to the Program files folder. I have tried to do this as an admin and to do it through another admin account on the same computer. I have come to the conclusion that this might be a conflict issue in Vista. I have read about UAC and understand there are registry hacks. Has anyone tried any of these. There seems to be a few peoplewho have encountered Vista permissions problems trying to download software. Any help would be highly appreciated. Please no links to what UAC is about. I need to shut it down temporarily if possible without any risk to my other installations.