Hey guys, thanks for hijacking my thread!
Does anyone have any new info on the original topic of this thread?
I am still unable to even install Windows 7, since any boot method results in a total system hang at the initial "Starting windows" screen.
I even tried removing the drive that win7 was installed on, thinking that maybe some leftover files were causing the lockup.
However, since I'm not able to boot to safe mode, or even to the installer from either a DVD or USB drive, I have to assume it's not a driver issue.