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Hi. At 'Install newest SATA drivers' step, which driver should I choose from this link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%222012+Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel+RST)%22#

Is it:

'RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards' ver.11.1.0.1006,
or
'AHCI: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards' ver.11.0.0.1032?

Im using Rampage IV Extreme, Win 7 sp 1 x64, and Crucial m4 256 GB.

Thx.
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Originally Posted by Glacial View Post

Hi. At 'Install newest SATA drivers' step, which driver should I choose from this link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%222012+Intel+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel+RST)%22#

Is it:

'RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards' ver.11.1.0.1006,
or
'AHCI: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards' ver.11.0.0.1032?

Im using Rampage IV Extreme, Win 7 sp 1 x64, and Crucial m4 256 GB.

Thx.

If you are using RAID then download the RAID driver, if you are not download the AHCI driver.

You will probably need the AHCI one since you are asking lol. thumb.gif
post #2613 of 5384
Thx. Yea, I want to use AHCI. But since the RAID driver is newer I want to be sure.

Btw, should I install Intel SATA driver from motherboard too? From this link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Rampage_IV_Extreme/#download
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Hey Sean,

I recently installed my Windows 7 upgrade disc on a new SSD drive changing the MediaBootInstall value from 1 to 0 at the registry then typing slmgr -rearm in the elevated command prompt to be able to activate Windows and it worked great. I wanted to ask you what did changing the MediaBootInstall value from 1 to 0 actually do. I also notice that now when I go to my registry the value is at 0. Should I change it back to 1? Did I do the right thing my doing this method or should I of installed Windows 7 twice using the double install method. I also wanted it to be clear that I have legit copies Windows XP full, Vista upgrade and W7 upgrade.
Edited by Ragsters - 3/23/12 at 10:05pm
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Thx. Yea, I want to use AHCI. But since the RAID driver is newer I want to be sure.

Btw, should I install Intel SATA driver from motherboard too? From this link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Rampage_IV_Extreme/#download

You actually may need to use it if that AHCI driver from the previous links does not work, I haven't found out yet if the new drivers will work or not with X79 mobos...
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Hey Sean,

I recently installed my Windows 7 upgrade disc on a new SSD drive changing the MediaBootInstall value from 1 to 0 at the registry then typing slmgr -rearm in the elevated command prompt to be able to activate Windows and it worked great. I wanted to ask you what did changing the MediaBootInstall value from 1 to 0 actually do. I also notice that now when I go to my registry the value is at 0. Should I change it back to 1? Did I do the right thing my doing this method or should I of installed Windows 7 twice using the double install method. I also wanted it to be clear that I have legit copies Windows XP full, Vista upgrade and W7 upgrade.

I have absolutely no idea lol. Maybe make a thread on the Windows section.
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If you are using RAID then download the RAID driver, if you are not download the AHCI driver.
You will probably need the AHCI one since you are asking lol. thumb.gif

I thought that the iRST driver for both AHCI and RAID are one and the same?
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So ummm, how do you initiate device as a labelled UEFI device?

Can't find this anywhere...
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Sean i am curious : startin` from "After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt." what is the command for full format (mbr) ? format x: ? i would love a full format before the steps recommended by u. thx
Edited by T0cuz - 3/24/12 at 3:00am
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I don't get it. It's not EaseUS Todo Backup, it's DepressUS Todo Backup! doh.gif

I made a backup using the WinPE disc. All good. I wiped up my RAID Array and then re-created it with a different strip size. Then I loaded the WinPE again to restore the backup. Stupid program can't recognize the EFI & MSR partitions correctly. It sets them as "Primary".... screwed up.

Even if I create the empty partitions using diskpart and then restore the entire disk, it removes them and re-allocates them as primary mad.gif
After about an hour of fiddling I finally succeeded in restoring. I had to recreate the partitions with diskpart, and restore the entire disk, but cancel the restore once it tries to restores the data partition. This way the EFI & MSR stays that way. Then I initiate the restore again, only to the data partition.

Loaded windows startup repair and fixed the NVRAM Windows Boot Loader. thumb.gif

One problem, the restoreation still ruins the alignment thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Edited by LosNir - 3/24/12 at 6:20am
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Hi Sean,
thanks for this thread and your help. I have had some issues with reinstalling and/or image recovery of my win 7. I keep getting the error when i try to reinstall my os "device drivers not found" and i'm booting directly from my oem os disk, any work arounds for this? the reason this happened was I cleared the cmos after listening to (my boot device led stays lit and iI am getting the 4 beeps at start up)Asus support and now my windows doesnt launch and the system restore doesnt work cause it cant find my OS. I was runing raid ISRT 64 gb crucial and 1tb f3 spinpoint. any suggestions?
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