Hello, If you know today you can get an Patch to fix the LNK problem in the Windows Shell. This updates needs an restart but ESS is blocking this action during log out and the System hangs. Solution: You must deactivate all entries and drivers and you can install this update without problems. Aftes them please activate ESS again (dont forget any entry). I can say about my problem with Windows 7 64-Bit Version I dont know if this existing on 32-Bit. ESS v 18.104.22.168 (english).