Re: Windows install smooth? It's a NIGHTMARE!
I don't know if this appiles in your case or not, but when I first DL'd the RTM version off of a torrent, and burned the ISO image to a DVD disk using the FASTEST rate possilbe. I was getting BSOD's like crazy on install, no matter how many times I tried.
After some research I went back and burned an ISO image using the SLOWEST rate possible, I also DL's the file directly from my TechNet account (finally got around to purchasing one) -it fixed the problem right away.
So EVEN though you used an actuall OEM disk, you might want to try to use someone else's install disk. It wouldn't be the first time someone received a bad disk or the last.
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