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.