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post #21 of 26
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yeh the sata 1 didnt make a difference
post #22 of 26
Does the Windows installation start from its disc? If the error you mention is somewhere later in the installation process, the manual mentions something about that. It's on page 70 (I looked up your motherboard's manual). It says to put the SATA AHCI drivers for your board onto a USB stick on another computer. Then use that in the Windows installation. There's a guide how to do all of that in the manual on that page 70.

"3-3 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System" <-- that's the section in the manual
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by deepor View Post

Does the Windows installation start from its disc? If the error you mention is somewhere later in the installation process, the manual mentions something about that. It's on page 70 (I looked up your motherboard's manual). It says to put the SATA AHCI drivers for your board onto a USB stick on another computer. Then use that in the Windows installation. There's a guide how to do all of that in the manual on that page 70.

"3-3 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System" <-- that's the section in the manual

The OS was a bad file....found a good one and its working so far....
Edited by glenquagmire - 9/29/13 at 11:59am
post #24 of 26
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ok so I have been following SEAN's WINDOWS INSTALL post. I did away with Hibernation and did the stuff up to the point of shutting down and then plugging in the HDD's I have. OS is on SSD and everything else will be on the HDD for storage.

Do I need to go into my Gigabyte bios and make any changes now for the HDD's, SSD or even the Optical Drive? Should I change my Boot Option #1 from Optical Drive to now my SSD?

I havent installed the motherboard drivers yet and I actually am not seeing a network driver installed so I cant connect to the internet, yet.???
Edited by glenquagmire - 9/29/13 at 9:31pm
post #25 of 26
You can either use the motherboard drivers from Gigabyte's website, or you can try to hunt down newer versions than that for each single part used by Gigabyte on your motherboard. I think I would just try to use the drivers Gigabyte has on their website.

If your networking would already work, I think Windows Update would also already try to update things for you, download drivers and install them in the background over the next few minutes.

A thing that you could do which might be pretty smart is this:

You could make sure System Restore (aka "System Protection) is enabled, then make a restore point before you install things. This would mean you could always revert to your current state later, if you find out some drivers break something and the PC runs bad. You can find System Restore stuff in the Control Panel somewhere, just search for it.

You are right about the boot order you want to use, SSD first. Also check that boot order stuff after you connect the HDDs.
post #26 of 26
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I installed the Gigabyte Disc and it downloaded all drivers including the internet connection

this may sound really dumb, but when I install stuff like drivers and updates or whatever for the motherboard, GPU and other stuff, do I have to direct where to save it to? Like should it save to the SSD or to HDD or where?
Edited by glenquagmire - 9/29/13 at 10:29pm
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