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Windows 7: XP to Win7 Ultimate with new Raid volums on Intel P67 and Marvell 9182

31 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 
XP to Win7 Ultimate with new Raid volums on Intel P67 and Marvell 9182

I have legit XP 32 bit with new motherboard. The MB does not have floppy disk support. I can do a fresh install of XP but have to pick IDE drive since can not load Raid drivers via floppy.
How do I do a Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade and have drivers for both the Intel and Marvell controllers? I want a C: drive non-raid on the P67 with boot/OS/programs, D: Raid0 on the P67 controller and E: Raid0 on the Marvell controller.
Do I connect all drives during the install or just the boot/C: drive?
I've been working on this for hours with not much success. Step by step greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!

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31 May 2011   #2

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

EasyBCD is best used in Windows 7.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.
Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

You download your F6 drivers from here:
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...px?pid=2919#dl

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31 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

I can't load the drivers when doing the Win XP install. I have no floppy support on the MB.
I do not want or need a dual boot system. The goal is to have a Win 7 operating system only with the drives mentioned.
I do have Win XP and 7 drivers for all the controllers--not gigabyte but Asus.
Thanks for the feedback. I may need to purchase a USB floppy if no other suggestions.
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31 May 2011   #4

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Is this what you are trying to do?
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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31 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Yes it is.
Sorry that wasn't clear
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31 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Is this what you are trying to do?
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
I'll try the options tonight. I think I will need to do a clean install with a single formatted disk identified as a RAID disk in bios. Not sure that will get me the Marvell drivers though.
I'll have flash drives handy with both sets of drivers and try to apply them. That didn't work in XP. Do you know if Win 7 allows RAID driver install at F6 from usb flash drives?
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31 May 2011   #7

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That's good.
And your spec's state you working a gigabyte.

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31 May 2011   #8

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I personally would stay away from RAID, as it seems to more problems than it is worth.

Stay with a backup image.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files
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31 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
That's good.
And your spec's state you working a gigabyte.

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I am working on a different computer. The upgrade is on an Asus but now I see how you got Gigabyte.
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31 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I personally would stay away from RAID, as it seems to more problems than it is worth.

Stay with a backup image.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files
The RAID is for a video editing, etc. machine and the results are very much worth the effort.
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