Yes I will post back - it does take me awhile to get it uploaded I live out in the country only have a 3MB DSL line, there is no cable where I live, so it is about a 6 hour process for me. I usually set it up to upload before I go to bed and let it run and pray nothing happens during that time.You should post a comment here when you do get it sorted. I'll still give it a shot on a VM this weekend.
I just reinstalled on my Acer Laptop had no issues, but it is the only OS on it. My thoughts are one machine one OS. The most I ever ran was 4 different OS's at any one time and eventually ended up with issues so that's when I decided one OS on one machine. At most a VM also. I also have a Dell e6410 I test on it installed on that as well with no issues.I got the download done OK at good speeds even here in Oz, but I had install problems which I will document and report back.
That was on the Dell rig which has 62 other Linux to share with, but I will try it first on the Toshiba Satellite which has only 4 on it so far as I restructured recently.