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Disabled COM and Parallel ports. Disabled C1E in bios.
During Install, it kept hanging when detecting the USB controller. Found a post on the internet that claimed disabling C1E in the bios would resolve the issue and that proved true.
I am using dual Intel NICs. During the setup, I had the bottom one of the two plugged into the network, but not the top one. Setup wanted to default to card 0 (the top), but I specified to use card 1. All seemed to work well, but once I was ready to start building VMs, the machine would drop connection every 5 minutes. I disabled card 1 so that card 0 was running the show, then re-enabled card 1. Verified that card 0 was still primary, and no longer had any connection issues.
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