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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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They separated them now for some reason...:/
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So ummm, how do you initiate device as a labelled UEFI device?

Can't find this anywhere...
...I have a link in the steps that shows you -> http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/560#post_15666372

I highly recommend you not use the GPT guide.
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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

Ok, for step 8 just type for fs=ntfs, press Enter.

That is for a full format, the for command is short for format.

If you have a SSD tho do not do a full format.
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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

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ummmmm...use the default Windows tool from now on. redface.gif

Or you can do the smart thing that I did a few weeks ago and switch to MBR. lol.
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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?

You may need the ISRT driver then.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20624&ProdId=2101&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A&DownloadType=
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...I have a link in the steps that shows you -> http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/560#post_15666372
I highly recommend you not use the GPT guide.

Umm.... I already checked it but I don't have those options available. What I should do? There should something on the disc?

And why you recommend not to use it?

Your guide is a bit incomplete.
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...I have a link in the steps that shows you -> http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/560#post_15666372
I highly recommend you not use the GPT guide.

Umm.... I already checked it but I don't have those options available. What I should do? There should something on the disc?

And why you recommend not to use it?

Your guide is a bit incomplete.

Update your UEFI then, if it is not showing it is your motherboards fault.

I don't recommend it because you have no need for it and people don't seem to understand the drawbacks to it atm due to support issues with system backups.

how is it incomplete? I would love some feedback on how to improve it. smile.gif
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you advise is supreme Sean and I'd rather be a pest where others might benefit by lurking, than just hack away flying solo and not share the adventure... ... I had pulled the trigger on that POS prog to light up my MAC SSD HD before i got you suggested prog... so i will go find it and use it now to get it up and running on my PC....... i am fixed now and it was a dance with Hirams' tool CD
...using the linux boot rewriter program ..it got enough stuff on the boot partition to allow me to 'see' a copy of windows and allow it to repair windows and rewrite the windows boot loader.. so all is well and apologies for havin ya jump into my stress with me ... off to the MAC HD to see ifin i cant get her running here .... thanx again for your time . you rawk!
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They separated them now for some reason...:/

Though they aren't separated at station-drivers yet right? Would using the RAID iRST drivers in an AHCI system post some problems?

I personally don't think there are any difference between both. In the link provided there is even a 11.0.0.1032 version for AHCI and RAID though they point to the same download file, lol. Intel is, as usual, just confusing people more and more.
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you advise is supreme Sean and I'd rather be a pest where others might benefit by lurking, than just hack away flying solo and not share the adventure... ... I had pulled the trigger on that POS prog to light up my MAC SSD HD before i got you suggested prog... so i will go find it and use it now to get it up and running on my PC....... i am fixed now and it was a dance with Hirams' tool CD
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good luck smile.gif
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They separated them now for some reason...:/

Though they aren't separated at station-drivers yet right? Would using the RAID iRST drivers in an AHCI system post some problems?

I personally don't think there are any difference between both. In the link provided there is even a 11.0.0.1032 version for AHCI and RAID though they point to the same download file, lol. Intel is, as usual, just confusing people more and more.

LOL, idk weird stuff...if you could let me know if they are the same or what the difference is if there actually is i'd appreciate it.
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Sean i am curios about sumthin : i ve read around the internet that u can install xp and 7 on the same hdd, the only thing u must respect is :xp first installed and after that 7.install xp on c: and 7 on d: .i stil have the usb with win 7 made by u r rullz. is that so simple ? can u tell me more about this.
ahh i almost forgot : even if i am on mbr now, the old windows b00t manager(remaining from gpt try) is still in bios. is that ok ? do u have any ideea if i must disable that and how ?

thx
Edited by T0cuz - 3/25/12 at 2:52am
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I'm re-reading your installation guide. So basically the differences between installing HDD and SSD are 'Update Firmware' and 'Enable AHCI' step, am I right?

I'm afraid that if I misunderstood your guide and had to install the SSD over and over again it would decrease the SSD's lifespan.

Thx.
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Well, installation pretty much, yeah. After installation you can have a few tweaks, see the section afterwards.
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hello sean biggrin.gif
a few times ago, i've installed windows in my ssd (in PC, have UEFI motherboard) using your guide --> Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format:. now i wanna use that ssd in my
notebook (i think this notebook doesn't have UEFI, only BIOS). the problem is in notebook's bios doesn't show Windows Boot Manager option on the list of booting order, so windows can't loaded frown.gif
i've usually load windows after choose Windows Boot Manager option in my PC, but after my ssd move to notebook, that options doesn't show again so windows can't load
i've tried repair using windows installer disc, but doesn't work frown.gif
what should i do now? must i reinstall/ fresh install windows using MBR method? or do you have some tricks to solve this problem without reinstall windows?

thanks before thumb.gif
note : my notebook is asus N43SL VX-263, somebody says this NB already has UEFI
Edited by blackblues - 3/25/12 at 9:10am
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