I have this Intel i5 (DH55TC mobo) machine that someone previously installed Windows 7 32 bit on. It works fine, but I need more RAM, so I installed 10 Gigs but of course I need to install a 64bit OS to utilize it.
When I boot the Windows 7 64 Bit install DVD, it takes FOREVER at the various points - after loading files, it shows a black screen for probably 10-15 minutes then goes to the 'loading setup' -- I think I waited an hour before giving up. I have tried a different DVD drive, different DVD media, unplugging EVERYTHING from the machine except the hard drive (sata 160gb) and the DVD rom. I have even tried IDE Native mode (instead of AHCI).
I also tried Server 2008 64 bit. Similar results. Though I did manage once to get it to go all the way through and install. However when it boots from the hard drive, it loads up to a black screen and does nothing - just sits there indefinitely.