So I would like to install Windows 7 on my PC, which right now has XP and several different partitions. But, when installing it always
freezes at 'expanding files' after the first reboot. I have tried tens of times and it always occurs at ~49-67%. Now i have of course done a lot of googling, and tried a lot of different things to resolve this issue, it seems to be common. But so far no luck.
I have made sure my RAM is OK (and i've tried different ram), downloaded the image from Microsoft multiple times, tried installing by burning and simply from mounting the image, tried 2x and 4x burn, unplugged ALL USB devices. Nothing has helped so far. The installation always freezes meaning my mouse and the three animated periods (...) freeze completely, ie lock up.
Now i turn to you guys, as you are the experts at installation issues. What do I try next?