Over 80% Of You Had A Smooth Windows 7 Install Experience

Given Microsoft's rocky past with installs, I expected a lot of negative responses to yesterday's question about your Windows 7 experience. However, over 80 per cent of you encountered little or no problems with your install.

In fact, 67 per cent of respondents claimed that their install experience was "excellent". After skimming over some of your comments I was truly surprised at how many times I came across words like "great" and "flawless". I also noticed that the majority of issues people were having stemmed from hardware manufacturers that have been slow to update drivers — not Microsoft.

All-in-all, this is a very encouraging sign — Microsoft really seems to have their shit together on this one. Still, if you are having problems, make sure to consult our Windows 7 coverage for some tips and tricks.