You can enable the new task bar in Window 7 here: http://www.technixupdate.com/windows...cks-and-hacks/
I have not had the system crash on me yet but I am not playing crysis or anything. I am using Nvidia 178.24 drivers without any issues at all.
The only downside is IE8 Beta 2 does not work with all sites so just stick to firefox.
Forgot to add im using 64 bit with 64-bit media player. I heard some problems with 32-bit media player so i just skipped it.