Today I recieved a letter from pacbell through the snail mail. It gave me an online web address to go to for the migration, and tells me that it will only take me minutes. So, I go to the page, and get started. During the process it tells you that you don't need SBC/Yahoo software for this to work, and lists Internet Explorer, and Outlook Express as ok to use instead. I decided not to use their software for personal reasons, but after I finished the IE short cuts wouldn't work anymore. I would click on them, and they would start, but then kick me back to the desk top. I decided to try calling the 1-877-SBC-DSL5 just to see what they would tell me. DSL Tech support: told me that I would have to call Microsoft for tech support to setup the program to run right. Me: I explained that it was running just fine before I migrated my account over. DSL Tech support: They said that I would have to contact Microsoft Tech support. Me: I asked why would it change when I migrated? Does the migration change something? DSL Tech support: No, so you will have to contact Microsoft tech support. I said thank you, and hung up. Ok, so that didn't work. I then decided to try a certian message board in the pacbell forum. The best that they could come up with was to either reinstall Internet Explorer, or use the fix feature. They did say that they weren't aware of anything that is changed during the process. I decided to try downloading the SBC/Yahoo software to see what whould happen. I clicked on the link, and a pop up box comes up telling me that a program needed to finish before I could start the download process. I restarted my computer, but the links were still broke. I went ahead, and downloaded the new software, and now everything works just fine except for a bunch of bloatware on my computer that I will never use. I'm thinking that the process must download something to your computer during the process, or else it wouldn't have told me to restart my computer. Now that means that something was changed, but no one seems to know what. Has anyone migrated over to SBC/Yahoo, and tried to use IE, and OE? If anyone can shed some light on all this I would much appreciate it, thanks. Now for the rant part: If you download the Software it adds Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger, a bunch of short cuts on your desk top, and in the start menu. The Internet program that it adds is IE6 Yahoo with a yahoo bar, yahoo link, changes your home page to yahoo, and adds a bunch of links to Favorites. I hate the idea of all this extra BS that I will now have to remove from my computer to keep things neat, and clean. Why not give a person the opertunity to accept, or decline all the extras that they won't need. Instead the force it all on you. Yes, I'am a bit miffed about all this. They told me that it would only take a few minutes, and several hours later it finally works. What a pain!