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Windows 7: Help with Intel RST

18 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Help with Intel RST

Hopefully I am in the right forum area for this, sorry if I am not.

So I want to uninstall the Intel RST I have on my system. I am in AHCI mode in the BIOS and I did install the Intel RST version 11.7.0.1013 when it came out. I am using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and I have a Crucial M4 SSD.

No problems, just want to get away from Intel RST. But I came here because I have done this before on other systems and I get the BSOD at boot up right after uninstalling. Repairing does not work, in the registry the msahci was set to 0; but only way was to reinstall the O/S. So I wanted to talked to everyone here, I want to uninstall Intel RST and not have any BSOD's and nor do I want to install the O/S again. Can someone show me the process? Thanks

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18 Apr 2013   #2

 

Wait, why do you want to uninstall it? I love RST. It gives me superior performance over msahci.
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18 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'll have to second what TwoCables said.......Intel Rapid Storage Technology is superior to the generic Microsoft driver in terms of performance. I suggest leaving it alone unless it is causing you problems.
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18 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

No, does not cause me any problems. Maybe I am just getting old but when the releases come out I got to go and update all the computers. Just trying to give myself some more breathing room to do other things.
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18 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I am still running an old version of RST, and I don't update it unless it is actually beneficial. I'm running 11.1.0.1006 to be exact.
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18 Apr 2013   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AirPower4ever View Post
No, does not cause me any problems. Maybe I am just getting old but when the releases come out I got to go and update all the computers. Just trying to give myself some more breathing room to do other things.
There's no need to fix what's not broken. I'm still using 10.1.0.1008. In fact, any newer version I try gives me inferior performance for my particular motherboard and SSDs, so this tells me that I'm using the best version of Intel RST for me.

I'm also still using an older version for many other things, not just drivers. My reason is again, don't fix what's not broken. Yes, I sometimes try the newer versions and sometimes I stick with them if I like the changes, but other times the changes don't benefit me so I stay with the older ones. Other times, as in the case with newer versions of Intel's RST, the newer versions are inferior for me.

So, there's no harm in using old "outdated" drivers.
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18 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have an Intel SSD on Win 7 64 bit and the Intel RST. No problems. I also use it on Win 8 (dual boot) with an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD and no problems.
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18 Apr 2013   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
I have an Intel SSD on Win 7 64 bit and the Intel RST. No problems. I also use it on Win 8 (dual boot) with an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD and no problems.
The problem he's having is that he is getting tired of having to update all of his computers every time a new version is released (it sounds to me like there's a large amount of computers). So we are telling him that there's no need to update every time a new version is released. I mean, don't fix what's not broken.
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19 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all the replies and insights. True, not every update has the best as was seen with one of the last 2 or 3. Read a lot on the problem. The systems I have are all different; SATA II some are SATA III. I did not want different Intel RST's so they all got what was out there. But it's true what everyone said here; some work better with other parts and systems so testing once installed is a must.

But then having it all different makes it harder for me to maintain and track so I just updated every system to what I have now. Maybe not a good idea, but less maintaining. Probably I am at a tipping point; spend more time monitoring all the system installations with different performance results or just go basic with the msahci.

Frankly I don't like to mess with anything as well if it is not broke too. In this case, I'll leave them the way they are.

But if uninstalling, has anyone got that BSOD after uninstalling Intel RST? I had two systems that did that and the only way to get them back was to reinstall and one to do a system restore prior to removal. I just found that strange when you uninstall RST; I figured the system would just go back to msahci and not BSOD.

So now this post is not looking to do this, it is just a question about this. Thank you though to everyone who is posting.
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