That sucks. Maybe if some of us post in the official Asus forums to bring the request to their attention, we might have some luck.
By the way, I have a lot of processes running in the background. I'm not sure which ones I can disable without screwing up the special key functions, wireless, etc. Can someone post which startup processes/services I can disable? (all of the processes are ones which were installed in the system when I got it)