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Windows 7: SATA Drivers?


29 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
SATA Drivers?

Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to remove Windows 7 RC and install my legit copy of Windows 7 on my PC. My version of Windows 7 is a XP Pro -> Windows 7 Pro upgrade. When I did this upgrade on my laptop, I ran into a bunch of SATA issues because Windows XP does not support SATA on the default installation disk. Needless to say, a few hours later of messing with nLite, my laptop is good to go.

I want to avoid this mess with my PC and already be prepared. I'm trying to figure out what SATA drivers I need to use with nLite for my main PC. Is there somewhere I can go to get this information? Are the drivers based off my motherboard? CPU? Hard drive? Not sure where to start. My laptop's SATA drivers seemed to be based off the CPU (AMD) going by the name of the driver file.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
VGA: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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29 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rando View Post
Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to remove Windows 7 RC and install my legit copy of Windows 7 on my PC. My version of Windows 7 is a XP Pro -> Windows 7 Pro upgrade. When I did this upgrade on my laptop, I ran into a bunch of SATA issues because Windows XP does not support SATA on the default installation disk. Needless to say, a few hours later of messing with nLite, my laptop is good to go.

I want to avoid this mess with my PC and already be prepared. I'm trying to figure out what SATA drivers I need to use with nLite for my main PC. Is there somewhere I can go to get this information? Are the drivers based off my motherboard? CPU? Hard drive? Not sure where to start. My laptop's SATA drivers seemed to be based off the CPU (AMD) going by the name of the driver file.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
VGA: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Hi rando and welcome

There are drivers for all the major componenets. BIOS (basic input output system) controls the mobo and anything it "talks" to.
The video has its own driver, etc

If you go to Gigabyte and download the drivers for your type (32bit or 64) you shold be ok.

the one thing you want to make sure of is of course the network /wifi driver

Hope that helps

Ken J++
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29 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

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29 Nov 2009   #4

windows7
 
 

what crispy said, i think you need the floppy version though,
32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility
slipstream all those files into nlite, once into nlite you have to choose the right ones, theres like 8 of them.
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29 Nov 2009   #5

 

Its even money that you won't need any of these things. As current as your equipment is, I'd bet Windows 7 dials home right away and uploads all the drivers you need to get up and running.

Setup on my rig was an absolute breeze in comparison to installing XP Pro just a short time ago. 7 x64 came right up with hardly a click from me, and I have only SATA drives installed.

If you have concerns just put a partition on your drive and install 7 there; it will default to a dual boot with XP. You'll be deleting your XP partition faster than you think!
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29 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraman View Post
what crispy said, i think you need the floppy version though,
32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility
slipstream all those files into nlite, once into nlite you have to choose the right ones, theres like 8 of them.
How do I know which driver to install? I tried selecting all in nLite and the Windows XP installation still could not find my hard drive with AHCI mode enabled. I'm pretty sure I have to be specific because I had the same issue with my laptop driver.


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29 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Just tried the following combination;

-All
-ICH10R & ICH9R on same disk
-ICH10R
-ICH9R

None of them worked. Gigabyte's website is having me download the same exact drivers from their site except Gigabyte's site says ICH9R/ICH10R. Now what...
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29 Nov 2009   #8

windows7
 
 

my guess is ich10r, try both the ich10's, i used this page for reference
Intel P45 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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29 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a ICH10. At my bios screen near the revision date it says "ICH10".

I just tried ICH10D and it didn't recognize it either. argggggggg
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29 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Yay I figured the issue. I was using the proper driver (ICH10R) but my SATA drive was plugged into the purple ports instead of the orange ones.
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