I know many are having issues, but wondering if there is anything common that could help.
First off, these are all clean install attempts and not upgrades. I have the Asus P6T Deluxe with the Core I7 920 processor and 6gb of ram with the Nvidia Geforce 9800+ graphics card. WD 640GB SATA HD which I format during the install process. Build 7000 and Build 7048 all worked flawlessly. I also unplug all peripherals that are not needed.
Here are my issues....
1) Takes forever to install. Basically 10 - 15 minutes at ever section of the install process. Common?
2) Once I was able to get it installed I had nothing but problems. Right clicking on the desktop would basically lock everything up until the system cleared (basically go ghost like and not respond). I ended up reinstalling from scratch again and although it ran a little better, the performance test had problems and could not complete the graphics part. I updated my graphics driver
and also my motherboards drivers
Longer story a little shorter...I ended up reinstalling again with another version of 7057 and still had problems. I tried installing from DVD and also jump drive but always the same. I have now reinstalled 7048 which worked flawlessly.... I never tried the X86 version...only the X64.
Wondering if there is a smoking gun out there for these issues?