Well at this point I have pretty much managed to get everything working on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. The last piece of the puzzle was getting a working VPN connection. Although I was not able to get my NetGear client to work, or their SSL connection to work, there is a VPN client called Shrew Soft VPN Client that works quite well with the router that we are using. I have tested it with a FVS336G and a FVX538. Now to take some time and get it working with my home network.
The other item that was outstanding on the get working list was the VI Client for vSphere 4. When trying to connect to the server I was getting the message “Error parsing the server <server name> “clients.xml” file.” There was a good workaround here.
After getting there last two items corrected, I have to say that I couldn’t be happier with the performance and stability of Windows 7.