Well, good luck i've come by this thread, or I would have reverted back to Vista.
Fixes I have tried but did not seem to work:
- disabling IPHelper
- setting the EnableActiveProbing registry parameter to 0
Fix that worked:
- rolled back the video driver
The way my 7 freezed:
- the whole system just hanged at random intervals, for up to 1 minute at a time, during which nothing responded.
- this happened whether I used a browser or not, although it seems that it hanged quicker if I had used a browser.
Note to moderator: make this thread sticky, it's quite useful.