Re: Windows 7 possible bug or driver problem?
3 seconds? What hardware do you have? I found Vista/7 maybe a fraction slower than a fresh install of XP, but as the XP install gets slower Vista/7 stays the same. In fact I'd say 7 is faster than XP 99% in general OS usage, browsing etc.
As for the control panels. It's easy to go back to classic view and everything loads up just fine.
I'm running Q6600 4Gb RAM and 260GTXSLI, nothing fancy, my 7 install is almost 3 months old over 50 games and apps installed. Multiple driver updates, much faster than XP would be at the same point.