I’m contemplating upgrading to Windows 7 as a number of people here in the office have already done. In fact, at least one person had to make several attempts before it worked which has me feeling like I should be planning this through before diving in. To that end, I figured I’d make a list of the software I need installed to help gauge exactly how long I can expect the move to take. I’m currently running Vista on a MacBook Pro using $g(BootCamp) v1.3 beta which has me thinking that to ensure things go smoothly that I’ll probably need to consider upgrading OSX as well. My current thinking is that I’ll pave (and gladly I might add) my Vista partition and install “fresh”.
So here is my list of “required” software which I’ll update as I think of things I missed:
Ouch. Ok, so this is a good start and has me thinking I need to see if there are ways to run portable versions of at least some of this stuff to avoid having to install though the USB key isn’t always fun/easy to have attached. I wish there was an option to embed a USB key into the machine so it didn’t have to hang off the side.
This has me wondering if there are any alternatives? I can already see this is going to take some serious prioritization and time.