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Originally Posted by Junglist-Jay View Post

I am currently using a Foxconn A74ML-K mobo. Not quite sure what you mean by installing the SATA drivers manually? How would I go about doing that before I get windows on the thing? Where are they being installed too? The drive does show up on the installing windows screen where it gives me the options to format it and create a new partition but won't let me partition the drive to put windows on.

Did you get it working?

 

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 Also do you have any idea why changing to AHCI would make my DVD drive not recognised in the BIOS as well as the SSD?

Because the SATA chipset is not detected by windows/windows does not have the proper sata chipset driver to detect it. Thus you load the chipset inf driver, you need to download it from the mobo manufacturers site.

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Originally Posted by Methodical View Post

Question. I need to change my SSD drive to a larger one and will most likely have to reinstall windows. If I've used both licenses, will I run into a problem reinstalling Win7 again? Will I have to get Microsoft to unlock the license or something?

Thanks...Al

Just clone it over, the license is simply tied to the motherboard. That is all. No reinstall and now reactivation needed. Just clone. 


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