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Windows 7: Getting ready to install Win 7 on SSD

18 Aug 2010   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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I would take the time to look into what the latest BIOS update was supposed to do. Usually the updates are meant to fix something the was wrong with the previous version or add functionality.
That is normally what I would think, but in this case it looks like they also take away functionality. I will try and find info on what each update did and see if any of them are necessary for stuff that I use.



Just curious, you did these update(s) to the BIOS yourself, more than one?


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18 Aug 2010   #22
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xceebeex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I would take the time to look into what the latest BIOS update was supposed to do. Usually the updates are meant to fix something the was wrong with the previous version or add functionality.
That is normally what I would think, but in this case it looks like they also take away functionality. I will try and find info on what each update did and see if any of them are necessary for stuff that I use.
I would go with the newest version before they took away the ACHI option. Even if some of the fixes don't seem necessary, you never know.
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18 Aug 2010   #23
xceebeex

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post

Just curious, you did these update(s) to the BIOS yourself, more than one?
There is an updater tool that came on the system that I used to update the firmware. I forget how many times it updated.

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I would go with the newest version before they took away the ACHI option. Even if some of the fixes don't seem necessary, you never know.
That is what I was thinking. After doing a little more digging, it looks like some of the updates in the newest BIOS are for Win 7 specifically though.

This is starting to get completely ridiculous. For the life of me I cannot understand why they would remove something like AHCI from a BIOS UPDATE.
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18 Aug 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's why most say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" especially when it comes to the BIOS.
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18 Aug 2010   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xceebeex View Post
. For the life of me I cannot understand why they would remove something like AHCI from a BIOS UPDATE.
Ask whoever issued the BIOS update via email. Chances are you are somehow missing it.
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18 Aug 2010   #26
xceebeex

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xceebeex View Post
. For the life of me I cannot understand why they would remove something like AHCI from a BIOS UPDATE.
Ask whoever issued the BIOS update via email. Chances are you are somehow missing it.
If I can figure out who issued the new BIOS I can try that, but I seriously doubt that I am missing it. There aren't many options since this is a netbook computer and not a desktop. Plus, the one time people found it in the BIOS, it could only be accessed by pressing certain hotkeys to enable a hidden menu in the BIOS.
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18 Aug 2010   #27
xceebeex

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Is there a way for me to install the Intel AHCI drivers as part of the installation process (like the F6 back in XP and before days) or will I have to install it after the fact? Also, that tutorial refers to the MS drivers, would it be a similar process for the Intel drivers but I just have to look for the Intel driver and not the MS?

I think I might just try and install and see what happens, but if I can load the Intel AHCI drivers as part of the initial installation that might save some registry tweaks.
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18 Aug 2010   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Contact the manufacturer which issued the BIOS update on their website. It will be either the computer maker or the mobo maker - you updated it so should know where you got it from.

You can try inserting drivers at the Load Drivers link on "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen. They need to be unzipped on a stick or CD, browse into the driver files until they are detected and picked up.

Edit: If you are determined to find out why they removed AHCI from latest BIOS update, I would persist up through the ranks until they answer the question since they issued the BIOS update. Unless they didn't issue it and are just passing on the mobo maker's update - question should then be directed to them.
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18 Aug 2010   #29
xceebeex

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Contact the manufacturer which issued the BIOS update on their website. It will be either the computer maker or the mobo maker - you updated it so should know where you got it from.

You can try inserting drivers at the Load Drivers link on "Where do you want to install Windows?" screen. They need to be unzipped on a stick or CD, browse into the driver files until they are detected and picked up.
When I tried contacting Samsung which is where I downloaded the update through, they said they can't do anything in regards to BIOS support.

I am beginning to wonder if this is worth all of the hassle it is becoming.
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18 Aug 2010   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Worrying so much about AHCI probably isn't worth it, I agree.

It seems you've done about all you can do.

Go ahead and try inserting the drivers during install as you proposed.
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