Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could point out something I am doing wrong, I would appreciate any help what so ever. I just made a new desktop here are the specs: E8400 stock Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L 775 P43 EVGA Nvidia 9800 GT 4 GB Corsair ddr2 ram used WD Raptor 150 GB 64 bit iso directly downloaded from microsoft, burnt at 1x speed Since I just built this rig, but am using my old hard drive, I formatted it to NTFS, then tried to do a clean install of 7 RC 64 bit. Only thing is, it locks up on the "Expanding Windows Files" every time (the dots stop moving, left it there for 15 minutes and nothing happens). I tried removing 1 stick of ram, so only 2 gb is left, but still no luck. I don't have a large enough USB drive to install from usb. Not sure if the problem is the graphics card, since I don't have any drivers for it (and my mobo doesn't have onboard video). Not sure what else to do, any advice is appreciated. Thanks all.