You don't need to load any RAID drivers when installing Windows 7 it just works (< yes it does) when Windows is installed you can then install Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager which installs the newer RAID driver.
I figured out the problem.
I was assuming since windows wouldn't install on my RAID array that I needed to install the raid drivers. This assumption was wrong.
I kept getting the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition" when trying to install on it.
Solution: You HAVE to have your RAID array as the FIRST boot device. Not your CD-rom. Hair pulling problem, simple solution.