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Originally Posted by MooMoo View Post


Oh, okey. I know I could do much other things and I've done to make faster boot, but wanted to experience GPT myself, so I'll give it try! I'll skip Win8 and jump straight to Win10 when it comes out wink.gif

Btw is there any good updated guide to use Win Toolkit? I've only found one from here, which is little outdated and one from their forums, which is kinda diffucult to get in to.

I am not sure. I haven't used it in a long while either. lol

 

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Originally Posted by Junglist-Jay View Post

Hi

Been on here a few time but never set up an account, now I'm stuck so thought I better had to get some good advice.

I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on a 128gb sandisk ultra plus but when I get to the screen that gives me the drive options I have tried to format it and clicked new to make the partition it says can't install to this drive check your bios. I have changed it to AHCI mode but then my bios doesn't detect any drives even though they flash up on a screen that's too quick to read properly just before entering the bios screen. It won't let me install windows with it in IDE (where it detects the drives) or AHCI (where it doesn't). It just gets to the same point every time! I have checked my bios is up to date, have the latest firmware etc, but still nothing.

I'm normally messing about with laptops and have installed 4 SSD's so far, with no problems. I put 1 in my PS3 2 days ago, very easy to do, so I thought putting 1 in a PC would be straight forward, so far I have spent half a day trying to do this seemingly simple task to no avail!

Please can someone help me, any ideas would be great!

Have to say thank you to Sean for the best guide I have come across. Usually use tune up utilities to do some of those tasks but I would prefer to not have an extra program running so will be doing them myself from now on.

Does anyone still have a link to the PDF version the 1 at the start is no good anymore?

When you use AHCI you may have to just load your SATA driver manually during install so the drive shows up. What motherboard are you using?

 

I also just the PDF link. Sorry about that, been busy.


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