Just thought I'd share with you guys a pointer... I hate having a useless service running in the back and hate even more having to turn it on and off and have various shortcuts on my desktop or start menu. So i invented a shortcut that will Turn on iRacing service and launch the website if the service is off. Clicking on the shortcut again will stop the service (you'll have to close the browser by yourself). This way it becomes more like a game, where things start up when you want it to and not all the time. The only difference is you have to click on the shortcut again to turn off the service when you are done. After installing iRacing, make sure you have the service installed by going to: C:\WHATEVER\iRacing\Start_iRacingService.bat If you happen to use the Stop_iRacingService.bat to stop the iRacing service whenever you need it, know that it not only stops the service, it de-registers the service as a valid windows service. So if you're going to do this, run the Start_iRacingService.bat, when that's done, go to the Windows Services and you can go ahead and set the iRacing.com Helper Service to manual. After doing that open the notepad, type in the following: For Chrome users: NET STOP "iRacingService" || (NET START "iRacingService" & start chrome http://members.iRacing.com) For Firefox users: NET STOP "iRacingService" || (NET START "iRacingService" & start firefox http://members.iRacing.com) For IE users: NET STOP "iRacingService" || (NET START "iRacingService" & start iexplorer http://members.iRacing.com) Put save as and write down "iRacing.bat" save it on the iRacing folder and create a shorcut to it. You can change the icon if you want to make it pretty and show up with the iRacing icon, however that's purely visual.