i've got some issues with windows XP pro on my asus P4C800-E mobo. i installed 4 gbs of ram about six months ago but the system only shows a bit over 2... moreover, i've not been able to install service pack 3 and gave up in disgust after reading all the hassle this operation takes... (i was informed that installing svc pack 3 would probably solve my ram issues - either that or updating the bios.
so my question is can i just buy a copy of windows 7 and clean install it on this motherboard and bypass the incredible hassle? do i need to update my bios first?
i've not tried to update the bios after reading all the confusing double talk on what to do and NOT TO DO on the asus forums... nowhere can i find a comprehensible faq on this crucial step in getting better performance out of the mobo.
i've heard that people have successfully installed win7 on the asus P4C800-E...
can anyone provide instructions or a link that may detail these particular issues?
thanks for any help.