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Windows 7: Install Win7 to the striped drives so the OS is striped

12 Jul 2010   #1

Install Win7 to the striped drives so the OS is striped

I basically cant get to an answer that has worked. I have to bare drives. both 320 gb blues from WD un formatted. I was to install my windows 7 onto them Raid0 style. I am running a P5q-Deluxe with ICH10r. I have downloaded all the drivers I think I need but dont know where to jump. The board comes with Drive Xpert which blows when it comes to trnsfer rates. I also dont want to install win 7 to on HDD thenset up the array and have the OS running on one drive while the rest is striped.

Any ideas or places to find the answers. been at it for a couple weeks. I have updated the bios of the build and have the matrix drivers on a thumbdrive. Just dont know where to go from here.

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12 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Seaborn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will need to setup your hard drives in RAID 0 at boot before trying to install Windows 7. Consult your motherboard manual (under Download tab at link) starting at page 4-60 in for detailed steps on how to do this.

When done, you will need to download your RAID Version drivers (same link above) on a USB thumb drive. If while installing Windows 7 it does not see the RAID 0 drive you setup above, then you will need to click on Load Driver button and select the extracted RAID drivers on the USB thumb drive.

Hope this helps,
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Intel's drivers are upto v9.6.0.1014

Get them here: Ā 64-bit IntelĀ® RST Driver Files for F6 Install
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13 Jul 2010   #4


Awesome thank you for the help. It makes what I was looking at make sense.

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13 Jul 2010   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome from both us Seaborn. Please let us know how it went.
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