XP Install Hell (Not Mine)
Dive into Mark has a hilarious post on the steps to install Windows XP and make it livable (via Jeremy). I wonder if Longhorn will be any better? Personally my experiences haven’t been quite so bad for the install part, but steps 60 and upwards are pretty much accurate. Too bad you can’t just mount your /home directory like you can in a unix. I know they have the file and settings transfer wizard but I haven’t used it because I have heard it transfers everything including tmp files, internet cache files, and crap like that. I found it easier to just spend the two days getting the files I need from my backup and then re-setting everything up.