Summary: The User's Guide steps on pages 80-81 is a cluster muck into installing WinXP. The real power of any Mobo is the CMOS machine code that enables the OS and all applications to work on your PC. Without firmware/CMOS machine code, all PC hardware is a dead brick.
Summary: I received this board last week. While unpackaging, I was impressed by the design and packaging and readily got the board installed after an three year old ASUS board I had died. Installation was easy into my Antec 900.