The upgrade from Vista x32 to Win7 x64 went smoothly, almost no problems. A few external drivers were required (from Dell’s driver site) for the: fingerprint reader, media card reader, and video card. A nifty tool I was not aware of was instrumental in fixing the busted Outlook .pst file. Found in the \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 folder (for this installation, at least), Scanpst.exe will detect errors/corruption in the pst file and attempt to fix it. In my case, it did the trick and stopped Outlook from frequently crashing for no apparent reason.
1 August 2010