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Windows 7: Changed from AHCI to IDE and then back, do i need a windows reinstall?

10 Dec 2011   #1
Luth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Changed from AHCI to IDE and then back, do i need a windows reinstall?

Hi all.
When i installed windows my bios was set to AHCI.

I needed to switch to IDE temporarily (had to do some tweaking to my WD green drive).
Booted windows and it installed some drivers etc.

Then i went back to bios and switched back to AHCI.

Any harm done to my system?
Anything i should check or worst case, a reinstall windows?

Thanks.


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10 Dec 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

How is Win7 performance now? I would go by that.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You should be OK.
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11 Dec 2011   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luth View Post
Any harm done to my system?
Anything i should check or worst case, a reinstall windows?
The short simple answer is no.

The long complicated answer would be no, with a but.... as anything is possble in computers.

Bottom line is no.
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12 Dec 2011   #5
Luth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you.
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