I’ve had my copy of Vista for a few weeks, but have put off installing it. The betas I tried ended up not working out, primarially because of premature drivers… I would get BSODs all the time, usually related to my video or audio card.
I’ve chosen the weekend, because whenever I do upgrades to any of my PCs, it ends up taking the entire weekend (or longer). I bought a new hard drive for the upgrade, so in case everything just flops, I’ll still have my old configuration untouched.
I really don’t want to install to my existing hard drive, because all these reinstallations have left several undeleteable directories (Documents.Windows, Program Files.X86, etc..). I need a clean drive for once, dammit!
Also, one of the drives in my server is failing, so when I get Vista up, I’ll copy what I can salvage onto the old system partition. I hope the Photos drive isn’t messed up, because I have about a year’s worth of family photos that aren’t backed up…
Even with the right drivers, Vista is going to take some getting used to; just because the UI is a completely different paradigm… last time I tried the betas it took me 30 minutes to figure out how to map a network drive!