My problems with 7 started with, like practically everyone, the push to 10. I was actually ready and eager to try this new one out. Had even signed up to get it early. But, alas (s/), 10 wouldn't install. Didn't like the graphics card. But did this stop MS from trying to shove this thing down my throat? Of course not!. Spent many a frustrating hour dealing with this. And by the time I had that little problem fixed, I had hosed Windows updates completely. Which, at the time, I though was a bad thing. So I spent more frustrating hours fixing this 'problem' after the free offer ended. I did learn to use System Explorer, which beats the hell out of the built in task manager (no surprise there). Nice little monitor thingy in the system tray on the task bar which can point out what is eating up your CPU. Except that often it will just say srvhost.exe. And there's a LOT of those things. So next I found Windows own Resource Monitor which actually will tell you. At any rate, I eventually learned to disable Windows Update (you can't just set it to manual, MS will override that). My point (and I do have one :) is that I've never been aware of the BITS part. So now I have both disabled and we'll see if this relieves some of my frustration. I thank you sir.