"Any config settings or application problems I should know about?"
1) Friendly Fire; isn't.
2) When in doubt, empty the clip.
3) The easy way is always mined.
4) Beer math is 4 beers x 35men = 63 cases
So, anyway, I agree. A clean install solves *Sooooooooooo* many problems with Windows. All flavors. Rather than spending 2+ (minimum) hours scouring for a workaround or a fix, or just trying to figure out what the hell is wrong, I backup/crash/install. I have no idea how many times I've installed a program, just to find out it overwrote aspi32.dll or some .cpl/.ocx file and made the system unusable.
Rich is the nation that has many war heroes. Long since forgotten...