Quote: Originally Posted by Digger
always do a fresh IMO..... just cuz.....
can i get witness ?
Fresh is always better. But I did do an upgrade install of 7048 over my 7000 on my media center computer with only a few issues:
* needed new Marvell Yukon drivers for my on-board NIC (the install gave me a popup telling me I'd need to do this).
* the upgrade changed my video driver to the dreaded ATI WDM 1.1, which had caused me problems in 7000. It was a real bitch to change it back to the driver I preferred, and I still haven't figured out how to get Catalyst Control Center (which I need to correct a very slight 1/2" underscan problem on my Samsung LCD) to install/load. edit: Installing the latest Catalyst Control Center (9-3_vista32-64_ccc_lang1) solved that issue and fixed my underscan problem
* Killed my Bluray playback with Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.3 Ultimate (HD-DVD still works, so this is not a showstopper since I was planning to buy the new Oppo free-standing BR player at the end of the month, anyway).
* Problem with the supplied clock gadget: turning on the second hand option pegs my processor and eventual freezes my screen. Go figure.
On the positive side:
* the 7048 Media Center feels much more responsive and adds some nice new features.
* the upgrade fixed the problem I was having with system state backups failing in 7000.
* upgrading saved me having to reinstall everything and go through a lengthy TV setup (it just transferred my old settings/channels et al).
Will I do a clean install with RTM Windows 7? You betcha. But this worked ok until then.