, BitFlipper wrote

For some reason I don't want to get involved in hacks to make Windows work the way I want to. 

Yes, I've used hacks and 3rd-party apps/add-ons in the past to 'fix' changes to MS products, only to have them balked by an automatic windows update. No big drama for a one-off PC, but I *once* made the mistake of entrusting such a thing to a network, and then bricked the entire thing with an MS update roll-out - finding myself in the managers office explaining (quite rightly) why I allowed such a disaster to happen.