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Bad idea to update Chipset driver whilst transferring files?

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I was in the midst of transferring over 80GB of files from my portable drive to my hard drive.

Just re-installed Windows on the PC.

Impatient me decided to run infinst_autol.exe at the same time - that's the software in which is used to update the Intel chipset drivers.

I saw the Autoplay dialogue pop up for my 2TB Green connected via S-ATA, but the rest were uninterrupted.

The external hard drive is still transferring.

So was there harm done, or not?

The report said that the installation completed successfully, and the files were still transferring.

Also, my computer is currently running on SATA mode IDE.
Do I have to re-install Windows again if I go into the BIOS and switch it to AHCI?
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It's usually a bad idea to update chipset/controller drivers while transferring files. I would check to make sure the files are all where they are supposed to be. If they are, you are probably fine.

You do not need to reinstall WIndows to enable AHCI after the fact, but there are certain steps that must be done before you go and switch the settings in the BIOS. There have been numerous threads/guides on the topic, so I won't go into details here. You should not have trouble finding them.
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