Just bumping this thread up with an interesting factoid for anyone still interested. After exactly 2 years of running my computers without anti-virus protection, I finally got a virus on one of them. Rather than wasting time removing it I just used it as an opportunity to try out a cool program called RT 7 Lite, which strips down the windows 7 installation and allows for some neat tweaks. Anything I should do to update this thread or is it beating a dead horse? Your thoughts appreciated.