How bad (or good) was your Windows 7 install?

It has been a week since Microsoft Windows 7 was released to the retail market. So, how well did your installation go? Compare your experience.

I have installed Microsoft Windows 7 on several different PCs during the past few weeks, and I have had no major problems and only one or two minor annoyances. In fact, the Windows 7 installation experience has been downright pleasant compared to the troubles I had with my first Windows Vista installations. But maybe I am just lucky this time.

That is why I am asking for your input in the form of a poll question and the corresponding discussion thread that it feeds. What has been your experience? I have seen a few reports of failed installs and a few more bad installs, but for the most part the general trend has been toward an almost anticlimactic nonevent when it comes to Windows 7 installs.

But let's put this to the test with a quick poll. And when you are done with the poll, take a moment to share your Windows 7 installation experience — maybe we can learn something from the collected stories.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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