I'm about to wipe my MBP and do a fresh install of Snow Leopard and I plan on installing Windows 7 using bootcamp. Last time I did this, my machine didn't seem the same as it was without Windows on it. Maybe it was psychological, I'm not sure. There was one time I went to install Windows and it wasn't after a fresh install of OS X. Bootcamp took over an hour making the bootcamp partition because it had to move a lot of things around and I thought something was wrong and stopped it. Ended up having to wipe the whole drive and start fresh because I lost HD space due to a phantom partition. So I'm wondering, when is the best time to install Windows? Should I install Snow Leopard and all the updates, then install Windows before I start installing my OS X apps? Or should I install all my OS X apps and set it up how I want it, then install Windows? I'm guessing this probably doesn't matter but I wanted to see if anyone has noticed a difference depending on the order they've done things.