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Windows 7: enable AHCI in Windows 7

12 Apr 2011   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It should do. IDE, AHCI, and RAID require different versions of the storage driver (this is one of the first drivers that is loaded during boot) and, as such, changing the setting in the BIOS will result in a failure to boot.


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12 Apr 2011   #12
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It should do. IDE, AHCI, and RAID require different versions of the storage driver (this is one of the first drivers that is loaded during boot) and, as such, changing the setting in the BIOS will result in a failure to boot.
I could change in BIOS to AHCI and reinstall the Windows.
What do you think ? Is that worth ?
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12 Apr 2011   #13
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wanna make a fresh install right now, but i'm not sure which of those 2 options i have to change.
As you can see in the image, i have "SATA / RAID/ AHCI Mode" which is IDE now in my BIOS.
And down to the bottom i have "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode" which is IDE as well.
Which one do i have to change to AHCI before i make a fresh install ? Both ?
Thanks in advance.


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12 Apr 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


"Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode"

Set this one to AHCI and leave the other alone; if you're going to do a clean install, though the method outlined in this tutorial shows how to enable AHCI after Windows has been installed.
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12 Apr 2011   #15
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mate.


"Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode"

Set this one to AHCI and leave the other alone; if you're going to do a clean install, though the method outlined in this tutorial shows how to enable AHCI after Windows has been installed.
I already installed Windows.
I changed the first one at the top, to AHCI, and "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode" as well
Is that bad ??
One more question, please : how can i get ride of this icon from sistray ?
See those 2 images, please.
I tried from right click Start button / Properties / Taskbar / Customize
But i cannot remove this icon from sistray
I tried to enable AHCI yesterday, but the os couldn't boot. So i said, i better do i fresh install.
Can i leave now the first option " SATA / RAID / AHCI Mode as it is now, to AHCI ??


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12 Apr 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Right click the taskbar, properties, taskbar, customize, only show notifications; see if that helps.
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12 Apr 2011   #17
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Right click the taskbar, properties, taskbar, customize, only show notifications; see if that helps.
I tried this before. Didn't help me.
Another way, maybe ?
Cheers.
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12 Apr 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry mate, I don't fool with that side of Windows alot and I'm not much help; have you posted a new thread on it yet to see if someone has an idea for you?

I know CCleaner has an option to clean up the note area, have a look at that.
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12 Apr 2011   #19
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Right click the taskbar, properties, taskbar, customize, only show notifications; see if that helps.
I tried this before. Didn't help me.
Another way, maybe ?
Cheers.
Do what was stated above, but change it to "Hide icon and notifications"
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12 Apr 2011   #20
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Right click the taskbar, properties, taskbar, customize, only show notifications; see if that helps.
I tried this before. Didn't help me.
Another way, maybe ?
Cheers.
Do what was stated above, but change it to "Hide icon and notifications"
So i did. But it doesent work.
I'll keep looking, thanks guys.
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