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Windows 7: Windows 7 64bit RC

02 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Yeah, put them on a USB drive and click the driver button during install.

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02 May 2009   #12

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7

Win7user512: Do you mean AHCI mode drivers for SATA hard disks?

They're built in to Windows 7. No need for third-party drivers.
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02 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbmorse View Post
Win7user512: Do you mean AHCI mode drivers for SATA hard disks?

They're built in to Windows 7. No need for third-party drivers.
Oops, I did mean AHCI. Sorry to all about the confusion. I always get that wrong. LOL. Cheers!

Good to know they are built in now. I hated having to re-install Vista when I discovered that issue.
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02 May 2009   #14


so what could be the issue since AHCI are already included, and even for Vista x64 I didnt have to install drivers either
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02 May 2009   #15

Windows 7 x64 / Same

Maybe try a repair of the OS.
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03 May 2009   #16


it said that it can't repair, and it tried to reinstall the OS, could it be the simple fact that I already have Vista installed on the machine?
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04 May 2009   #17


update - Last night I reinstalled Windows 7 again ( with the chipset drivers) and I let it try and get past the same part, after the final install and windows boots for the first time for about 30 minutes, after which i had to reboot the PC, and i tried to login to windows 7 via safe mode, and it said it couldnt set up wasnt complete. So I rebooted the machine and let it try to "finish" loading windows while I slept, no luck with that, it was at the same starting windows screen.
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04 May 2009   #18

windows 7

Hello, I was browsing the web and found this site.While reading, I saw this post. I had the same problem and it took me two weeks to find the solution. I am not an expert, I am a beginner, computers are my hobby.I have a 350Gb WD with Winxp and I have a new 1TB WD and ran into the same problem.I searched the web, and this is how I solved my problem. Repair is not going to work because there is nothing to repair. I think the reason it doesn't install is the 8MB issue.
These are the steps I took
1.Dos command prompt type Diskpart
2.Diskpart prompt type:List disk (this will list the different hard disk,remember your 1TB disk #)
3.Diskpart prompt type -select disk (enter the # of the 1TB disk )
4.Diskpart prompt type:create partition primary size= (I did 40000 for 40GB)
5.Diskpart prompt:type: assign letter=(assign the letter you want)
6.Exit and restart, you should now be able to install Windows 7.
Hope this helps and sorry for the long post.
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04 May 2009   #19

7 x64 RC1 (7100)

I just tried installing x64 RC1 (7100) and am having the exact same issue.
I don't see how that 8mb hidden partition causes any trouble, could you explain a bit more by any chance?
I fool around with partitions and keep trying, will post again if I find anything of interest, but any further suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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04 May 2009   #20

windows 7

I apologize in advance for not being more precise. I am not a technical person.

I read about the 8MB in my search.
However, when I did diskpart:list disk, it showed the 8MB partition and the remaining disk as full which was 938GB. It was a new 1TB sata hard disk so it was empty. I partitioned the disk under winxp first, 3 partition@300GB, which was labled e,f,and g.
The 3 drives were not recognized in diskpart.

Which, reminds me, I formatted the full disk (diskpart:select disk,diskpart:format), before I followed the steps listed in my prev. post.

Was stuck at windows starting up for 26 hours.
(Maybe windows was trying to read the large disk and stalled because it was full, or windows 7 read it as full. I don't know,it was very frustrating.)
Read about the bios and drivers solutions, non worked.
I searched and searched and searched until I found the diskpart solution.
A brave beginner,that's me and it was the first time I used diskpart. I love it. It works flawlessly and fast. I am up and running on windows 7 now.
It's fast

AMD Athlon 64 3000
350GB WD winxp
1TB WD win7
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