So one of the benefits of being a college student these days seems to be great prices on Microsoft products. So I purchased a version of WIn7 Pro, but now I'm unsure of how to go about upgrading my laptop.
The laptop I'm using is a Toshiba Satellite L300, running Win Vista. It's currently a 32-bit OS, so that's the version I choose for the upgrade. In hindsight, I think I should have gone with the 64-bit version, so that I could actually use that 4 gigs of RAM this thing has.
Anyhow, I'm soliciting advice on whether I should just do an upgrade and let Win7 update the drivers automagically, or do a backup of the files I want to keep/re-install, and choose to do a custom install, reformat and forget about all the Toshiba shit that came pre-installed.
Should I worry too much about the proprietary drivers that are currently on this laptop, or are whatever generic drivers Win7 will choose just as effective? This is why I prefer consoles. Or desktops. Too bad those aren't as portable as a laptop. Stupid tradeoffs.