I followed your steps and have installed Windows 7 using legacy BIOS. Thank you!
At some point in the future, I would still like to play around with a UEFI install in order to gauge any differences in boot time, performance, etc. I've looked over theog's tutorials, but my issue remains the same - the system freezes on the Windows logo during the install. It seems rwx had the same issue a couple of weeks ago and as far as I could tell, did not get it resolves. He/she also reverted to a legacy BIOS installation of Windows 7.