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did you switch the bios to ACHI?

if so just switch it back to IDE and try booting off it again

I put the bios under ACHI mode before installing windows 7. I thought you can't or shouldn't switch between the two as it will cause errors. Are you saying I can just switch it real quick in the bios find the key then switch it back to ACHI and it shouldn't give any errors?
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post #22 of 25
yes you can switch it...
if you installed windows 7 on the old HDD while the sata configuration was on IDE... you will need to make sure the sata configuration in the bios is set to IDE... you should be able to boot off the HDD

after you do all the hoohah to retrieve the CD key off the old HDD you will need to switch it back to ACHI if you wish to reboot off the new SSD (that's if you set the sata configuration to ACHI prior to installing windows...

heck you could even make it dual boot if you wish to keep the OS on the old HDD... before leaving windows 7 on the HDD.... do the registry trick i posted a few posts earlier... after that you can boot off both the HDD and SSD if you wish...
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post #23 of 25
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Yeah it let me do all that. Booting up now.
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hope it all works out
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hope it all works out

Yeah thanks for the help. + rep, now its up to my network adapter to connect.
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