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So the Win 7 install was pretty painless.

Firstly I installed it with the VelociRaptor dangling out the side of the case, which took from 18:55 to 19:10. Then I located the redundant hard drive, which turned out to be a Maxtor 250GB. I removed that, connected up the three remaining drives (the old system drive, and 2 * 1TB), and am now starting the app install process. That's going reasonably well, and I have Office and Steam loaded, and a handful of others.

iTunes proved to be the most problematic, because for some reason the My Music folder defaulted back to the C: drive after I moved it. It took me a while to figure out where the default iTunes database was, but once I did I just copied the old database over it, and all my music appeared again in the library *phew*. Thankfully iTunes doesn't do clever things with its database.

Next on the list is reconfiguring Outlook, and that's about it.

I opted for the 64bit version in the end, and so far no problems.


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At least it installed easily. It's just a bit underwhelming.

Out of interest what did you expect from it?

A more streamlined and easier-to-use interface, but it seems to be a bit like Office 2003 to 2007; change for the sake of it. It's not all bad, at least I got to reinstall Windows on a quicker drive and it does seem a bit quicker, perhaps because of the reinstall as much as anything.

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