Windows-7 is my preferred development OS. However, recently it has become unstable and I have the need to reinstall.
I typically install [My Preferred Development Environment].
In all cases, always make a backup before wiping the harddrive. Since I purchased Windows-7 PRO upgrade, the install is tedious. First I need to install Vista. However, if I’ve already installed Windows-7, I won’t be able to install Vista because it can’t read and format the partitions correctly. So first I install Windows 7-PRO and defer the activation. Next I install Vista over the Windows-7 PRO install which created a windows.old folder. I delete the windows.old folder and then tediously have to install the Vista SP1. After than I can run the Windows-7 upgrade and that runs for a long time. Then I delete the windows.old folder again and restore all the software to get back to my preferred development environment.
Might as well try [Visual Studio 2010].
Quick links to favorite apps:
[Cygwin] – cvs – openssh – unzip – vim – wget – zip – subversion
[NVIDIA 9800gts 7350le] drivers
Synergy doesn’t seem to work when Windows-7 UAC pops up.
- Office 2007 Ultimate (with Groove 2007)
- [Silverlight Development Environment]
Line6 [sound applications]: Line6 Monkey, POD Farm, GearBox
Propellerhead [Product Keys]
Yamaha [UX16 driver]
Sony [HDR-XR200V] HD video camera drivers.