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Windows 7: Format windows 7 bios config?.

13 May 2015   #1

Format windows 7 bios config?.


I have a z77zud3h mother board. I have only 1 SSD stata 3 drive installed. I am wanting to install windows 7 again and just wanted to no how to set up this bios for one ssd. I am using latest bios f20

In bios features there are a couple of option.

OS Type = Other
Boot mode selection = UEFI and Legacy
LAN PXE Boot option Rom= Disabled
Storage Boot option Control = Legacy Only
Other PCI Device ROM Priority = UEFI OpROM
Net work stack = Disabled

Under Peripherals

SATA Controllers = Enabled
SATA Mode selection = AHCI

Under Marvell ATA Controller Configuration

GSATA Controller = AHCI MODE
SATA PORT 0 = Not Present
SATA PORT 1 = Not Present

Do I need to change anything if I am only using one SSD for gaming and no 2nd Hard drive. Also why is GSATA set to ACHI and no ports present do I need to disable this?.

Any other settings I need to change just for one SSD install?.


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13 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

I use AHCI and Legacy boot settings in the BIOS. UEFI is important in Win8 and later. The computers I've installed Win7 on didn't list GSATA in the BIOS.
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13 May 2015   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
I use AHCI and Legacy boot settings in the BIOS. UEFI is important in Win8 and later. The computers I've installed Win7 on didn't list GSATA in the BIOS.
Legacy only or first.? Too many options lol.
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13 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

GSATA is short for Gigabyte SATA - usually JMicron SATA controller.
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15 May 2015   #5
Microsoft MVP


I'd enable UEFI storage boot option and boot the installation media as a UEFI device, to get full BIOS features.

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