Quote: Originally Posted by olliebalollie
"I tend to keep my OS very clean and play with everything in a virtual machine."
You mean like VirtualCD that mounts or emulates?
I mean that I run an entirely separate operating system within a Window. The virtual machine software I recommend is vmware. VMWare Player is free, while VMWare Workstation costs around $199. Another great free VM software is Oracle VirtualBox.
Everything I do in the VM, only affects that VM. So, whenever I download something new and want to take a look at how it works, etc..I install to my VM. If I blow up my VM, no big deal, I just restore my snapshot and I'm right back at where I was.
At the end of the day, very, very little actually gets installed on my actual Windows 7 OS.