Windows 7 may not be rock solid, but it is one of the more stable Windows releases since Windows XP reached maturity after SP2. Today, a new generation of hardware and software has been set loose on the landscape with a new set of compatibility issues that Microsoft is attempting to keep up with. The result is a potentially unstable experience. No need to worry; there are plenty of steps you can take to avoid system instability. In fact, Windows makes it possible to make your experience pretty darn rock solid.