Hello, I have read the installation guide for windows 7 but I still have some questions, I want the most stable windows experience possible (I know windows is crap but sadly I need it for some softwares and games). I plan to reformat my laptop, Asus G75wv with intel ssd 160go. Here is what I plan to do: -a fresh install of windows 7 Pro x64 sp1 media refresh (link from digital river) Choose the Pro version because I have 24 go of ram. Seem easier to activate a pirated copy of win7 than win8.1, and my laptop was built for this OS in the start so I think it's better... Right? -install all drivers from Asus website; I think it's better to download the drivers from Asus than to look for new update on each constructors websites because of compatibility issues... right? -Activate with windows loader 2.2.1 by daz. (seem the most reliable... right?) But what next? Should I let windows install all the updates automaticly or select just some of them? because there are HUNDREDS of updates, wtf!!! and why do they put newer versions of internet explorer in security update if they don't know if I'm going to use it or not? Should I desable windows features like internet explorer and windows media player since I use chrome and vlc? Should I desable all of them even .net framwork 3.5.1? After all these steps, when I finally have the cleaniest pc on earth, how to make a save for a quick recovery if something goes wrong (seem to happen a lot with windows), with a cracked version of norton ghost or built-in solution in windows or something else? Pleast help me to see more clearly how to install this piece of crap correctly, A confused windows user.