I had no problems installing the Beta on 2 systems. The RC installed just fine on 1 but has failed on 2 others. Why did the beta work but the RC not work on the same machines. Is this a case of MS fixing a system that worked till be breaks? till it breaks?
I changed to the AHCI mode and tried installation again and all seemed well but the system rebotedad started installation all over again. Next I removed the CD and rebooted. I got to the opening splash screen and system rebooted again.
Now a change is that I am trying to install the 64 bit system while the beta was 32. But I used a clean install. Also I may have changed the SATA inputs to the board to different slots when I put im my new HD.
I had 32 bit with the Beta. With the RC I tried to do a clean install of the 64 bit. I have not gotten to the activation screen yet with the 64bit installation that I am having problems with. The system reboots and starts installation over again then. I have burned 3 disks and the same thing happens with all of them.
I used Norton Ghost and copied my C drive from the working RC computer to the non-installed machine with my external HD. It seems to have worked as the RC is running and my software and data seem OK. Testing and time will tell.