Windows 7

I don’t know about you, but I’ve started receiving promotions to pre-buy Windows 7.

Although I’m not anticipating on upgrading any of my existing computers to it, I am planning to buy a new computer with Windows 7 once the general release occurs.

After panning Vista (repeatedly), I eventually relented and upgraded my “Vista ready” laptop to it.  (See, “A Foolish Mistake.”)  It was a disaster.  Many things did not work and even the Microsoft tech support could not fix everything.  Their solution was to reformat the hard drive and do a clean install.

After months of procrastinating, that is precisely what I did.  Amazingly, the reformatting (once I ascertained how to do it) went very smoothly.  The clean install took much less time and had far fewer issues than I encountered with the upgrade from XP to Vista.

At this point, I don’t hate Vista nearly as much.  Even so, I by far prefer XP.

However, even jumping to Windows 7 and bypassing Vista, I still need to make the migration to Office 2007, a transition that I dread.

What do you think? Please leave a comment!