After I upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows VISTA ultimate , I was definitely having some gripe and wanted to go back to VISTA. As I had mentioned in my previous post on Windows 7, both Shockwave player and Google Talk kept crashing on me and occasionally even Google Chrome started crashing.
But before I completely ditch Windows 7, I wanted to try the clean install option, afterall in the past I always used to go for clean installs of Windows, only this time I was little lazy about reinstalling all the softwares and backing up data etc.
With the clean install the entire process took only 20-25 minutes and it only required me to select the partition and later for entering the product key (as with VISTA). After the clean install almost 80% of my drivers were already isntalled and required only minimal driver installtion.
This time around I installed Windows 7 versions of Flash,Google Talk,Adobe reader etc. And it solved all the problems I had with the previous upgraded version of Windows 7. I was able to install almost all softwares I had in my previous system and everything works just fine. Even there is Windows 7 version of Google Pack which gets you all essential softwares.
Now let me get back to some key functionalities like Windows XP Mode in my next post.
One Reply to “Windows 7 – Fresh install – Clean,Simple and Slick”
Hi, So how was your experience with windows XP mode?