in september i bought a netbook and it came with vista home basic. i installed windows 7 home premium on it and it’s been a great little workstation for web, email, streaming video, but i’ve been wanting to reload it from scratch for a while. last night i finally got around to it. the first thing i did was my favorite windows 7 thing to do – i shrunk the existing partition and installed windows 7 ultimate on a new partition making it dual boot. then i started doing some comparisons and hope to answer the question about whether you are better off with a fresh install or an upgrade.
task manager on the oem gateway load (and anything i loaded since september)
here’s another cool windows 7 (or windows vista) task manager trick – right click on svchost.exe and go to service(s) – the service or services are then highlighted in blue
pretty cool way to tell what’s running what
task manager on the gateway
next post: the results of a fresh windows 7 installation!