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Well I installed win 7 on my SSD, except this was when I was very new to computers and OCN, (now I know better) but you see.... I set my mobo in ide mode (default) didn't even think once of chaining it. Long story short I've got 3 options as I see it:

1. Copy and paste (
) all my files that aren't on my 1 TB (some darn programs like Microsoft Office and Itunes wouldn't let me choose their dang install location) all my files into my 1TB SSD (and pray they work). Magically wipe an SSD (how does one do this? KillDisk an SSD? is that even possible? Yes, trim is enabled). Take out my os install disc, go into bios, turn off all drives except ssd, set mode to ACHI, boot in, cleanly install windows 7, copy back itunes and MS office (and other stuff) back on, call it a day.

2. Go here http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-ena...e-17/#comments. Enable ACHI via windows 7 through said file, or learn zee Registry. I have no idea how to mess in the registry, nor do I particularly want to, yet this seems to have the least amount of hassle

3. Wipe drive, transfer backup (yes I have a spare 400gb drive from an old comp that I use win backup on) and copy said image on to new drive, although most say this isn't recommended.

What do now?

just fyi, I really have no problem with waiting 61 seconds (set in enhanced ide mode or whatever its set to now), but hey I have an ssd, so why not get the recommended performance?
 

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jesus don't get too excited.

the change in the registry is only one value from a 3 to a 0

very easy.

Microsoft's page here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

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To resolve this issue yourself, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
3. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
4. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vices\\Msahci
5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
Done, now when you reboot, go into your BIOS and change your SATA controller to AHCI mode

Then if you didn't put the drive on the first SATA port, go back into the BIOS after restarting and be sure your SSD is first in the boot ordering.
 

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jesus don't get too excited.

the change in the registry is only one value from a 3 to a 0

very easy.

Microsoft's page here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

Done, now when you reboot, go into your BIOS and change your SATA controller to AHCI mode

Then if you didn't put the drive on the first SATA port, go back into the BIOS after restarting and be sure your SSD is first in the boot ordering.
whoa that sounds easy...
Edit: and I'm about to do it (since I have a restore point backup, I don't flipping care).

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I changed my registry to recognise AHCI and it worked absolutely fine. Allowed me to install the new ICH10R drivers.
 

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Now that you're in AHCI mode you can even install Intel's RST drivers if you feel the need to tweak even more


= fastar?
I WANTS ZEE FASTARS PLOX
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/18687
hHow does I install said drivers?
 

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= fastar?
I WANTS ZEE FASTARS PLOX
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/18687
hHow does I install said drivers?

Well the official site has v 9.6.0.1014

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18859

There is a French site that has a v10 driver available:

http://www.station-drivers.com/page/intel%20raid.htm

Once you've downloaded it, you run the EXE file and a pretty-looking Intel installer will run... after clicking "I Agree" and "Next" a few times, you will be asked to restart, after restart, a bunch of devices will be detected and you will be asked to restart again... after that, you're done.
 

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Well the official site has v 9.6.0.1014

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=18859

There is a French site that has a v10 driver available:

http://www.station-drivers.com/page/intel%20raid.htm

Once you've downloaded it, you run the EXE file and a pretty-looking Intel installer will run... after clicking "I Agree" and "Next" a few times, you will be asked to restart, after restart, a bunch of devices will be detected and you will be asked to restart again... after that, you're done.

This increases SPEEDS? MOAR FASTAR? YEAH!
Let me go install
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