In addition...if you plan on using any bluetooth technologies, I also found these tasks to be smoother with Windows 7 over XP.
You can get Windows 7 OEM at Tiger Direct. You may be able to find cheaper with some googling.
Which version do you recommend? I want the least bloated version out there but I hear Windows 7 Starter is a joke and doesn't really do anything. Should I get Home Premium or just go right for Ultimate and not worry about it?
That's one of the things I don't like about Windows. Why not just make the one product then have the consumers choose what they want to during installation process, like what is done on LINUX. Then there would be no confusion..it could be as bloated as you want or as lightweight.
In any case, regarding the topic at hand once again I have the Ultimate and from my understanding is suppose to have more to offer on the OS when compared to the other versions.
I ended up getting Ultimate. Any tips on how to de-bloat it? I saw there was a good thread on speeding up XP but nothing on 7 yet. Right now with a fresh install, no software installed (even RR) it boots in 55 seconds on an old 7200RPM HDD. Haven't been through msconfig or services yet.
I am not much on the whole Windows thing as I am linux but nLite I know was used for XP. I came across vLite which was used for Vista and recognizes Windows 7 as Vista, supposedly compatible. There is also a forum. Google around there are all kinds of forums out there.
Windows 7 Lite Builds Forum
Ya, I poked around Google a bit and found that theoretically VLite works but I also noticed 7 has only a fraction of the programs and bloatware that Vista and SP2+ XP have so it may be alright. What are the boot times for your Windows 7 systems?
That's a nice volume control and you're right, that coin holder is about useless!
A questions about volumouse if i may, what "condition" did you set in the configuration to tell the mouse to act as a volume control instead of scrooling? I would hate to have to press a key on a key board first everytime i wanted to control the volume.
BTW - maybe to late now, but i would go with XP, everything you through at it work. Seeing as though you already decided on win7, i hope volumouse work with it since it hasn't been tested on win7.
Then again, you can be the guinea-pig for all of us :clap2: j/k
Good luck on the install. i also have a 2005 F-150 and will be watching.