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13 Mar 2013   #11
MagusMagnus

7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

OK well this may in fact not be possible after all. Following this, after I provide the iaAHCI.INF in step 12 I don't see my controller listed in the "textmode integration options" in nLite.

I see a Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
But not anything close to Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929

Is it possible this isn't the right driver I need?
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13 Mar 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MagusMagnus View Post
OK well this may in fact not be possible after all. Following this, after I provide the iaAHCI.INF in step 12 I don't see my controller listed in the "textmode integration options" in nLite.

I see a Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
But not anything close to Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929

Is it possible this isn't the right driver I need?
They are the same!
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13 Mar 2013   #13
MagusMagnus

7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

E/M and M-E mean the same? Weird. OK, I'll try that one.
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14 Mar 2013   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Getting back to basics here I can tell you from experience with Windows XP 64 bit it will not like games that played OK on 32bit XP. You will run the game and get squat but a locked up system. Many games of that era did illegal calls which trashed the Windows on Windows emulation in 64 bit windows. Dos game's are out and any with 16 bit calls are dead too. WHS is right, the best way is a 32 bit XP virtual machine. You can allocate 3gb ram to it and the older games won't even know what all that ram is. Dual boot with modern current systems and add a Virtual machine for your games. Good Luck.
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14 Mar 2013   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If you only have 4GB or RAM, then xp32 will only allow you to access about ~3.25.

Don't do this: I don't know if this helps, but maybe implementing this PAE customization will help with that. It will allow you to use more than 32x accesses, but still retain functionality and drivers of xp 32x: https://windowssecrets.com/top-story...32-bit-system/
(I have never done this, but it looks like fun )

And I agree a virtual machine to run xp would be much easier to manage. Windows Ultimate comes with XPmode that allows you to run XP in a window in win7. Pretty much just a different virtualization. Dont' know if you have Ultimate though.... Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows
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14 Mar 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think PAE is for testing purposes only. I have not yet seen anybody using it in real life on a permanent basis. If there is, speak up.
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15 Mar 2013   #17
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
If you only have 4GB or RAM, then xp32 will only allow you to access about ~3.25. I don't know if this helps, but maybe implementing this PAE customization will help with that. It will allow you to use more than 32x accesses, but still retain functionality and drivers of xp 32x: https://windowssecrets.com/top-story...32-bit-system/
(I have never done this, but it looks like fun )

And I agree a virtual machine to run xp would be much easier to manage. Windows Ultimate comes with XPmode that allows you to run XP in a window in win7. Pretty much just a different virtualization. Dont' know if you have Ultimate though.... Windows XP Mode - Microsoft Windows
PAE can only be used on the 32 bit server versions of XP. It was available for a very short time on XP but developers had used those memory addresses for other things and the system BSOD when something else came along and decided to write to the same place. Stick to 32 bit XP and 3GB of ram. 64 bit XP is extremely cranky with games. This was the first M$ consumer 64 bit OS while very good it was not game friendly due to software writers taking liberties in the past. XP mode comes with Pro and Ultimate Consumer Windows 7 and Enterprise from employer or school. If you are not running games of that era none of this would matter.
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15 Mar 2013   #18
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post

PAE can only be used on the 32 bit server versions of XP. It was available for a very short time on XP but developers had used those memory addresses for other things and the system BSOD when something else came along and decided to write to the same place. Stick to 32 bit XP and 3GB of ram. 64 bit XP is extremely cranky with games. This was the first M$ consumer 64 bit OS while very good it was not game friendly due to software writers taking liberties in the past. XP mode comes with Pro and Ultimate Consumer Windows 7 and Enterprise from employer or school. If you are not running games of that era none of this would matter.

Lol that is good to know.... and I agree. I have seen info on this, but never seen anyone implementing it as a workaround to the limit. It's funny, when looking for info on it again, I didn't see anyone with this warning, but it would make sense...

also edited my first post about PAE to say what not to do....
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