I have a program that checks its own Version number, then calls another VB executable that is responsible for getting the newest version via FTP and copying it to the right directory. As soon as the second application is shelled, I issue the "End" command in the first application, but unfortunately, I can't seem to force it to end soon enough for the shelled executable to work properly with FileCopy's and Kill's, and nothing I do in the second executable, short of displaying a mesage box, releases the processor sufficiently so that first program can shut down. What can I do? Do I need to release the system somehow, or change priority settings? Help!