I've purchased a Dell Inspiron that will come with Windows 7 preloaded.
I've been using Windows XP for the past 6 to 7 years. Usually, once a year, I completely slicked my hard drive and reinstalled the OS. The Windows XP was a bootable CD... so the installation was a snap.
Once I receive the laptop (next week), I'd like to also slick the OS in order to remove all unneccesary trial software, etc. Can someone please confirm that Windows 7 also is a bootable CD? Is there anything else I should be aware (within the context of reloading Windows 7 vs. XP) that will ensure easy reinstallation of the OS?