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Windows 7: RAID Issue When Upgrading to Windows 7

23 Nov 2014   #1

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RAID Issue When Upgrading to Windows 7

I run Vista HP X64 and am looking to upgrade to Windows 7 HP (not do a clean/custom install). Vista is running in an Intel RAID 10 config consisting of 4 physical drives to provide redundancy for my drives C:\ and D:\

When I load the Windows 7 DVD and and select "Upgrade" all goes well until the final step where Windows is transferring files to & configuring the new windows 7 install. At that stage I get a message that Windows cannot configure the new install and the only option provided is to revert to Vista.

My researches around the 'net suggest that I need to install the latest Intel Raid drivers for Window 7 during the Windows 7 upgrade.

I have the drivers on USB but cannot see anywhere in the "upgrade" dialogue any option that allows me to upgrade the drives.

Any advice on how to do this would be appreciated. Or, is the option to upgrade the drivers only available in the "custom/clean" install process.


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23 Nov 2014   #2
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It's likely the RAID fouling out the Upgrade. Win7 doesn't much like RAID as we see only problems with it here. You'd be much better off unplugging all but one drive to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 then use real time backup of files and image to another HD.

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