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Windows 7: How to change SATA mode

09 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Yes it is! That's the entry to look out for!
Like I said Im no expert with this, why is mine different, I do have the option in device manager to install that driver, is it worth it Solarmystic. Im running an ssd though

Danny
Yours is a custom one by Intel. Keep what you have, it could be better than the generic one by Windows. The one shown by the OP is a generic AHCI driver by Microsoft.

For a reference point, here's mine after updating it with the Intel INF utlity:-

Attachment 220548
Thanks for the info solar.

Danny

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10 Jul 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Three time of have read this and I'm lost. Maybe it's just me.
1. There is no System Specs. Please fill them in completely. Very much needed info for us to work with.
2. Please explain restriction put on computer by manufacturer. I have no idea what this means.
3. Is this your computer, a company computer or a school computer ect.?
4. Did you complete the Tutorial that was posted completely?
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11 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

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Three time of have read this and I'm lost. Maybe it's just me.
1. There is no System Specs. Please fill them in completely. Very much needed info for us to work with.
2. Please explain restriction put on computer by manufacturer. I have no idea what this means.
3. Is this your computer, a company computer or a school computer ect.?
4. Did you complete the Tutorial that was posted completely?
1) my system specs are on my profile.
2) the restriction is that when in the BIOS settings, I cannot change the SATA mode. There isn't even a visible option to do so.
3) This is my PC, made by HP
4) I followed the tutorial up to the point that said to change the number '3' to a '0' as in my case it was already a 0.
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11 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for the specs.
This might be what you are looking for.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
I guess the reason I not thinking proper is because I have never owned a computer that I didn't build so those HP things I'm not knowledgeable about.
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11 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How to change SATA mode-capture.png-disc-management.png
Can you give us a picture like this so the good folks here can see what you have.


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11 Jul 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sure but I'll have to do it later
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11 Jul 2012   #17

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have been doing a little Googling and from what I have found HP has set the bios to AHCI and doesn't want anybody to mess with it. To my understanding the zero (0) you have is AHCI.
I was just wondering with all those operating systems how things look in Disc Management.
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11 Jul 2012   #18

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ive already worked out its set as ACHI, so from what you said, I can't change it to anything else?
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11 Jul 2012   #19

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Why would you want to change it if it's on AHCI. Anything can be changed. There are people here that know HP better than I do I'm sure of that.
Is their any other problem that you are having that would make you want to change it?
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11 Jul 2012   #20

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

No, the reason I started this thread was because I though it was IDE, but as it is ACHI I don't nee to change it. I was just wondering if there was a way to change it in the BIOS settings instead of within windows.
Anyway, thanks to every who helped.
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