When Windows 7 bursts out of the starting gate, the recommended installation for ordinary users is a clean install. This is a Windows topic but I thought I would post this in the Beta forum where it might find a more receptive audience to get it started (and by all means move it to the other forum if appropriate).

There are doubtless other threads on this and possibly entire sites, but I for one would like to see a compilation of helpful hints.

One recurring nightmare, for example, is the failure to properly uninstall expensive software, say Adobe CS4, and discover that you have too many installations, or however it goes. I imagine Help phones will be very busy as a result of it as well, so the more tips we can share the better.