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Windows 7: Dual boot on xp-hidden folders?

20 Sep 2010   #11
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi dave,
1-As far as i know winxp does not support AHCI, right?
(or is there a safe tweak to do it?)
2-if Windows 7 loads in IDE mode-is it a big problem?
the 7 system will run slower ? or other consequences?
i'll be glad for 2 detailed answers to my questions.
Thanks!


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20 Sep 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello prukeyhi, welcome to Seven Forums!







Have a look at these 2 links below.


AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Download Intel SATA AHCI Drivers for Windows XP
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20 Sep 2010   #13
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks,
-i use AMD processor not intel -will Intel SATA AHCI Drivers for Windows XP fits? (i guess not)
-can somebody answer my 2nd question #11
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20 Sep 2010   #14
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

bump
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21 Sep 2010   #15
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There are people with AMD processors that use the Intel AHCI drivers, I don't have an AMD CPU so I can't tell you exactly, if there are any required steps needed.

You can run Win7 in the IDE mode, no problems.
Most recommend AHCI for different reasons, but it's not required.
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21 Sep 2010   #16
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Most recommend AHCI for different reasons, but it's not required.
thanks again,
can you name some?
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21 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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21 Sep 2010   #18
prukeyhi

98SE/XP/windows7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks i'll read the stuff.

Any practical experience from the forum members ?
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