Mike, What version of Vista are you running? (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional) Did it install properly? The executable you downloaded is for installation only. Did you allow the additional Microsoft components to install when prompted during installation? When you say you see the startup wizard and it never boots up, are you clicking on Solid Edge 2D Drafting under the Start menu? The reason I ask is because there is no startup wizard. The program will start without any user interaction. Regards, Rick B.