Every time I attempt to put Windows to sleep and LGS is running, Windows 8.1 does not sleep and I have to do a hard shutdown. It even happens if LGS is running with my headset turned off + unplugged and vice versa. I have to exit LGS AND turn off the headset AND unplug the friggin thing to put Windows on standby mode, then reboot both when waking the PC from sleep. And just yesterday, I shut down the PC and left the headset plugged in and turned on, thinking that the headset will eventually auto shut off, only to find that when booting Windows, the surround sound driver does not work, the headset will not turn off even after the PC is shut down, and worse yet, my Intel chipset drivers have been uninstalled! So I left the headset on overnight and came back in the morning to find the microphone light still on. I was able to finally turn off the headset after unplugging the wireless receiver from the USB port. I reinstalled the chipset drivers, plugged in the receiver, and did a troubleshoot repair on the headset device. Everything is back to normal again. So now I can never leave the headset plugged in when shutting down the PC. Why is Logitech being so evil? I'm looking into a Turtle Beach Earforce Z60 wired surround headset which requires NO SOFTWARE to run and is plug and play. If I get that, then I'm thinking about uninstalling LGS and just using the gaming mouse and keyboard as ordinary devices with no macro keys, custom lighting, etc. But why would I give up my programmable keys for double click, Alt+F4, reload page, etc. just because the software and headset play rough with Windows? Any alternatives to LGS? And how is that Turtle Beach Earforce Z60 headset?