A week with Windows 7

I upgraded one of my build machines to Windows 7 almost a month ago now but I only managed to get around to doing my main developer machine at the start of this week. Apart from the fact that the Windows 7 in place upgrade failed on me, twice, and rolled back to Vista without leaving me with much information as to why it had failed (removing Compuware’s DevPartner Studio did the trick), the upgrade went pretty smoothly. Having used the machine for a week now I can say that there’s nothing that I’m complaining about (yet) and that in general the machine feels faster. I also like all of the new eye candy; the new task bar is especially good. I’m one of the rare (?) people who actually liked Vista and who finds the UAC prompting a good thing so I guess I was already pretty much converted, but Windows 7 still seems like a worthwhile upgrade.

No doubt I’ll find some things to bitch about next week…

Ooh! No I remember, I do have something I don’t like… How comes MSN Messenger now minimises to the task bar rather than being a notification icon?