Quote: Originally Posted by fing
The only option I can find under the BIOS utility is editing the SATA to either ACHI mode or compatability mode.
I installed, from a USB stick on to an ASUS netbook.
All settings were at their defaults, except for setting the thing to boot from USB which can be tricky on the ASUS.
I strongly suggest going to the manufacturer's website and checking for their advice on installing Win 7 and especially using a USB stick.
Every mfg has its own little quirks.
Of great importance is to make sure that the bios is up-to-date.
Updating a bios ("flashing" the bios) is a procedure which must be followed letter-perfect as described by the mfg for a particular model.
A bad bios update ofter renders your computer completely useless.
Some computers require the bios to be updated to function correctly under Win 7.
Read, Read, and ReRead the flash instructions before updating the bios.
I've done it numerous times on many computers over the years and never had any problems. I simply follow the mfgs procedure precisely with zero deviations.
After consulting the manufacturers recommendations re Win 7 and re updating the bios, and after following the instructions. Let us know if there are still problems.