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Windows 7: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

07 Feb 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 after OS install

AHCI Advanced Host Controller Interface makes...

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08 Feb 2010   #20
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It might be an idea to add a statement to the tutorial saying that it would be a good idea to create a restore point before doing this.

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08 Feb 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
It might be an idea to add a statement to the tutorial saying that it would be a good idea to create a restore point before doing this.

Hello Nick, I meant to do that and got side tracked, I'll do that after work today; thanks for reminding me.
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08 Feb 2010   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Update: a link to the system restore point tutorial has been added.
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08 Feb 2010   #23
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Hello wysiwyg.

Is there something like "storage configuration" or something similar?
Found s/con on MAIN in Bios, AHCI doesn't show until you change IDE to AHCI,

Did all requirements but I wondered why I bothered for the difference it made.

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The only difference is
Cpu up from 7.3,
Ram up from 7.5

Graphics and Disk no difference.


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08 Feb 2010   #24
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info BFK

I always install Windows 7 in AHCI mode. I have found this will allow me to switch between IDE and AHCI.....it seems to work great, but sometimes people don't have the option or it comes pre-installed. This is great information.
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08 Feb 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello wysiwyg, I'm glad you got it sorted.




Hello Nate, this is the first I've run AHCI.
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08 Feb 2010   #26
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey BFK, I have run tests switching between the two settings with my hard drives and SSDs. They are just a bit faster on AHCI but you do have "hot plugging" and other things with AHCI.

Patriot recommends IDE for their SSDs right now, and some of the firmware updates and performance restore utilities don't run very well in AHCI

Anyway, thanks again for this info
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08 Feb 2010   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Nate, thanks for your info; hot plugging is what I'm interested in.
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08 Feb 2010   #28
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is an interesting page. Native Command Queuing is another benefit.

AHCI vs IDE ? Benchmark & Advantage Expertester
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08 Feb 2010   #29
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very nice and thank you.
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