I just did an in place upgrade to Win 7 64 bit Ultimate from Vista 64 bit Ultimate SP2 and everything went unbelievably smoothly. I had no real issues whatsoever. Everything still works, including ALL of my Vista hardware drivers. Cubase itself works 100% as it did. I did not have to reinstall ANYTHING. I had to reregister a few plug-ins that considered a change in OS to be a change in the machine (NI most notably), but that was no big deal either. Come to think of it - I haven’t tried anything from Waves - I’m sure I’ll have issues there because they always suck.
That said, other than small taskbar differences and a few very minor additions like libraries, Win 7 is really just Vista. Those of you that said that Vista sucked and Win 7 is great are completely insane. I see no real performance or functional differences that make me more efficient in any way. That fact that all of my Vista hardware drivers still work 100% tells me that not a lot has happened to the kernal. I liked Vista a lot when other where saying how bad it was, and I still like Win7 because it’s the same friggin’ thing.
I love the fact that people think Win7 is so different than Vista. Jeez - what marketing hype will do these days.