First 3 downloads of the iso weren't complete...I didn't notice until I tried 2 burns. Then I resorted to downloading elsewhere and after 3 more downloads I got the right file(verified by hash) for 64 bit Windows Pro English. Burned the iso to my thumb drive fine, seemed to install fine and fast on this system: e6420 Gigabyte UD3R 4GB G.Skill 1000 MSI 4830 Corsair 520hx Have 2 500GB spinpoint F3s in raid 0 and 1(setup in bios correctly and in raid menu bios fine) 190GB raid 0, 375GB raid 1 using Intel raid after mostly done with install it said it had to restart so it did, but since I used a USB thumb drive it tried booting from that again instead of finishing install. I redid the install after fixing partitions and it seemed to go fine this time I removed the drive when it restarted. I was actually finally in windows 7! After installing a couple drivers I needed I restarted then things went bad. Could no longer enter windows normally because once it loaded the screen went blank. It automatically installed gfx drivers but the monitor drivers aren't installed and I was incapable of installing them after 1-2 hours trying to figure out a way. Monitor didn't show up in device manager. Monitor is an Acer2051w. I could get into safemode and try to mess with stuff. I was able to uninstall video drivers then boot into windows normally but it would automatically install the same driver and I wouldn't be able to get back in again. Automatic driver installation was off by the way. So I couldn't fix this so I decided to reinstall Windows 7. The install went through fine, said it had to restart to finish up and after restarting the screen would stay blank forever. Doesn't seem to be installing properly now. So I can't get it installed again, and when it was it wasn't working properly. I have the monitor drivers even but no way of installing them so Windows is screwing up setting a bad resolution/settings for the display that I can't fix hence the blank screen issue. So that's where I'm at....any tips to get this going? I've spent at least 20 hours trying to install it now.