Thanks Bob that is what I am considering. Great to hear that the sp1 update is not a long ordeal the way it was with Vista! Good to hear that you can still do a clean install, dump everything and put it on a different new hard disk drive from an update disk! I am seriously considering getting an SSD for my primary, and would not even consider using an update copy if this was not still possible.EricReesor, why not just install Win7 and then SP1? SP1 takes about an hour to do the update but is otherwise hassle free.
An update/upgrade disk should always work, provided a previous version of Windows exists on the disk. Just choose the custom installation method and the clean install.
aven't run into any valid Win7 drivers that would not install, MS certified or not.