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Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT

How to Clean Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT
Published by SandeepP
08 Oct 2013
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How to Clean Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT


information   Information
This tutorial would help show you how to install Windows on a system with MSATA ensuring that ISRT(Intel Smart Response Technology) and IRST (Intel Rapid Start Technology) are still enabled.

warning   Warning
Re-installation of Windows would delete everything stored on the system so make sure that you have backup of all your important data stored externally.


Before re-installing the operating system, disable the Intel Smart Response Technology.

Launch Intel Rapid Storage Technology application. There are two ways to launch the application:
Click the Intel Rapid Storage Technology icon from the system tray.
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Search for Intel Rapid Storage from the Start Screen.
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology application is displayed.
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Select Accelerate tab and then click Disable acceleration.
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Under SSD Configuration, click Reset to available to reset volume.
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Go to System Setup. Ensure that SATA Operation is set to Intel Smart Response Technology.
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Initiate the operating system re-installation. On the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, click Load Driver to load Intel Rapid Storage driver.
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Note   Note
The Intel Rapid Storage driver should be copied to a USB memory key. For Non-DELL systems check the system manufacturer website for the respective driver and for DELL systems download the respective drivers from the link below:


Dell drivers

Connect the USB memory key and click Browse to locate the folder that contains the driver.
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Continue with the operating system installation.

Check this for clean installing windows:

Clean Install Windows 7 or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Clean Install - Windows 8 or UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Once the operating system is re-installed, re-enable Intel Smart Response Technology.

Launch the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application and go to Accelerate tab.
Click Enable acceleration.
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Select 18.6 GB as the size of the cache memory, set acceleration mode to Enhanced mode and then click OK.

Once this done, the SSD will not be visible within Windows.
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Now your Windows is installed with ISRT(Intel Smart Response Technology).

If you want to have IRST( Intel Rapid Start Technology) then you have to create a partition on SSD following the steps below:

Open Disk Management. Right-click the SSD named Disk 1 and select Initialize Disk.
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Select MBR (Master Boot Record) as the partition style and click OK.
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On the Disk Management, right-click the box that contains partition information and select New Simple Volume.
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This partion should be more than RAM installed on the system and otherwise it might not work.


Specify the volume size and click Next. Follow the wizard and create the new volume.
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On the last screen of the wizard, click Finish.
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Launch Command Prompt using the operating system disk.

Windows 7

Windows 8

Type the following commands:
DISKPART and press <ENTER>.
list volume and press <ENTER>.
select volume x (where x is the volume number of your new partition created of size 11.22 GB) and press <ENTER>.
Type "SET ID=84" for MBR or "SET ID=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593" for GPT mode <ENTER>.
exit and press <ENTER>
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Go to Disk Management and check the hibernation partition created.
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The settings for the Intel Rapid Start technology are complete and now you may continue to use your computer.

Now both ISRT( Intel Smart Response) and IRST( Intel Rapid Start) are enabled on the system.

I hope most of the users with similar questions find this post useful.


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08 Oct 2013   #1
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Nice One.

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09 Oct 2013   #2
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Nice One.

Hi theog,

Thank you. I am still editing it to make it better. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.
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23 Dec 2013   #3
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Where do I get the Intel driver from? From the dell website for my system, I can only get the IRST driver to use in Windows but I need the one to install during setup. Where do I get that?
http://downloads.dell.com/Pages/Driv...-15-l521x.html

Thanks
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26 Dec 2013   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
Where do I get the Intel driver from? From the dell website for my system, I can only get the IRST driver to use in Windows but I need the one to install during setup. Where do I get that?
Drivers for XPS 15 (L521x)

Thanks
Hi pragnesh89,

Please let me know the model number of the system you have. As on Inspiron 1505 would not support ISRT as it is a old model system. It is a feature for new intel motherboards.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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26 Dec 2013   #5
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

My model number is Dell XPS L521X
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30 Dec 2013   #6
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
My model number is Dell XPS L521X
Hi pragnesh89,

Thanks for providing us this information. Please check this link below to download the required driver:

Driver Details | Dell US

You can put this driver on a USB key and then use it to load the driver at the time of installation. Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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07 Jan 2014   #7
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Thanks for your help. I tried this before but the driver wasnt loading from USB before installation process. Nevertheless, I had to replace my hard drive because of clicking noises. And Dell sent the technician with the hard driver and so this time instead of clean installation, I decided to upgrade and it worked like a charm.
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08 Jan 2014   #8
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
Thanks for your help. I tried this before but the driver wasnt loading from USB before installation process. Nevertheless, I had to replace my hard drive because of clicking noises. And Dell sent the technician with the hard driver and so this time instead of clean installation, I decided to upgrade and it worked like a charm.
Hi pragnesh89,

Its great to hear that it worked out perfectly fine for you. If you have any queries in future as well feel free to reach out to us.
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