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Last night I decided to remove Vista x64 and install WinXP. My reason behind it was this. I had Windows Vista installed since the day it was available to buy at retail. Reccently its been giving me some issues. Im not to sure why, but it did. I never got a chance to see how XP would run on my current rig, so i decided, why not? :-) On to my question.

When i had Vista installed it was done with a RAID 0 setup. Now, when i went to XP i know that the drivers must be installed from a floppy (for RAID), but i didnt do that thinking i can just install XP and download the Intel Matrix Raid tool and make a RAID once ive installed the OS. So i downloaded the app once XP was installed only to see that my drives are all ready in the same config i had with Vista.

What i want to know is, will i run into any issues? Should i delete the volume and make a new one? Thx!
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I personally would redo the array. That's just me though.
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I personally would redo the array. That's just me though.
How would i go about that? Just chose "Delete Volume" and do it again? Wont it screw up the install?
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You need to get the intel 32-bit floppy configuration utility:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filt...s=44&submit=Go!

Just put that on a floppy disk, and when you install XP, hit F6. When it asks what driver to use, select the one for ICH9R SATA RAID or whatever its called.
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I dont have a floppy drive....thats the main reason. I made a slipstream version and it would say my Product key is invalid. The thing is, that it shows my 2 drives are one RAID 0 array. What im concerned with is, im not getting the performance from it, although i didnt have much time to mess around with it. Ill play around with it after work.
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