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Windows 7: Changing from RAID to single drive, question about install

01 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional (SP1) 64 bit
Changing from RAID to single drive, question about install

Hi all,

I am going to be retiring two RAID 1 HDD's and replacing them with a single SSD and I'm a bit fuzzy on the steps involved. I have all my data saved externally so I'll be doing a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x64. I have set it to non-RAID in the RAID menu but I'm not sure when I should change the BIOS to AHCI. Do I do that while I still have the HDD's plugged in or during the initial set-up of the SSD?

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01 Jun 2013   #2


Unplug the HD's, plug in the SSD, boot up and tap the F2 to enter BIOS Setup. Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, set SSD to boot first.

Then reboot tapping the F12 key to boot the latest official Win7 installer with SP1, follow the same steps as for a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and keep a perfect install.
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03 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional (SP1) 64 bit

Excellent, that is exactly what I needed to know. Thank you very much for the info!
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03 Jun 2013   #4


Good, let us know how it goes.
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