Have a ACER 5315 Notebook with an 80 gig HDD that is nearly full. Bought a 320gb Samsung SP SATA and installed it in the ACER. I forgot XP lacks SATA drivers
. I want to skip the slipstream bulls..t and get this going using the KISS priciple (Keep it simple stupid). I'm just putting XP SP3 on it to allow me to use my last Windows 7 upgrade license.
I'm going to turn off SATA (Native) and use IDE to work around the BSOD and allow XP to see the HDD. My big question is:
Can I go back to SATA and it's enhanced feature set "after" I fully install Windows 7 and reboot into BIOS and turn SATA (Native) back on?
Windows 7 should have the ACER drivers? I will load the ones from ACER onto the Windows 7 install after the installation is complete and then reboot.
I assume Windows 7 will find the drivers and see the SATA correctly?