First off thanks for the quick replies Brink & gregrocker.
So I'm gathering the program installers for step 7 and after getting the LAN driver from the ASUS website, I noticed that they have many more updates available there for things from the BIOS to VGA, to some ASUS utilities, etc. Do you think that those updates will get picked up in the Windows update that should run after I get the new OS up and running? Or do you suppose I should save copies of these update files too?
Also, I ran the Belarc audit. What exactly do I do with it?