I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for putting together this manual. I’ve been in Linux land for a while, but I’m running a dual boot now for gaming. I had been running Windows 7 as a necessity for Dx11, but I remembered I use to run Server 2003 instead of XP back in the day and really enjoyed and preferred it.
I had the time today so nuked my 7 Pro install and replaced it with a Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise) install. I found your site during my post install configurations and I just finished running through it completely!
I skipped a few steps as I didn’t want to add in some of the “bulk” that I’m happy to be without (10 GiB compared to 20-30 GiB, yay) and I supplemented with BlackViper’s services guide (though he doesn’t have much to reduce for 2008 R2 and it’s targeted at servers not workstation usage).
Anyway, just wanted to say “thanks” and share my experience. My fiancee is also a gamer and I’ll be switching her laptop over too once I verify this is going to work for me, but absolutely loving it thus far!