I've got a basic HP Pavillion Slimline running an AMD x64 dual core 2.7GHz, 4gb ram and 500gb harddrive space. Its loaded with Vista Home Premium but I'm ready to install Windows 7 Professional. I'm backing up all docs, gathering the installs of my third-party software, but I don't know how I'm going to keep certain programs that came loaded with the system such as: LightScribe, PowerDirector, and quite a few more. Short of buying them all separate I don't know how I'm going to keep them. I'm doing a clean install so I know everything that I want on my system is what is there. HP seems to think that running a multitude of "helper" processes is actually helpful.
Is there anyone with a similar experience that can help? I'd really like to get some advice or even just chat about Vista to 7 transition. Thanks