Took some time from my evening to reinstall my dying Windows 7.
It’s been running since early January when I reinstalled it last; I usually do a full reinstall every 4 months. This time, I let it rot for 6 months and a whole lot of gunk had built up in addition to some features of 7 dying on me for some strange reason.
The whole reinstall took only 4-5 hours. Only Microsoft Office 2010 to be installed next, and I will be done!