Firstly I would like to congratulate you on this excellent forum. I have learnt a lot. I bought a new HP Pavilion V Series (v7080jp) Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13 GHz 4gb RAM with Japanese Vista Home Premium (32bit) installed several weeks ago now. I had problems with the first pc and the pc shop said that it was a system problem so they replaced it. I reinstalled all my programs that I used under Xp - after checking that they were Vista compatible. A similar problem to the first pc returned. After several restore to factory settings, I started installing with the sheer essentials like, Firefox (Japanese), Office 2007 Ultimate (Japanese), Windows Mobile 6 (also Japanese). So far no problem The original problem with sleep mode hasn't appeared again. I want to use the following English progs which I have been using in Japanese XP without any problem. Acronis True Image Home v.11 Adobe Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Dreamweaver CS3 Hallmark Card Studio 2008 Broderbund The Printshop ProPublisher Deluxe version 22. I know that I can install one by one and take pot luck. However, I was wondering whether there are any known problems with installing English progs onto a Japanese Vista pc? Thanking you in advance.