On my home PC, Office is only really installed for conveniences sake. You know, open that Word doc, bash up the odd spreadsheet or Access database. I don't work from home anymore and I'm the only user who is fairly technically literate. My email is gmail so I don't use Outlook.
Given the scenario above, I don't do anything particularly important Office, so I'm interested to hear if anyone here has tried out the Beta of Office 2010, and what they think of it.
Freeze Sounds to me like the drivers weren't (aren't?) right OR one of the devices is interacting with the others badly. Check and make sure they are right - or at least check in with your manufacturer.