Which one would you choose for a desktop? Make sure you have your data backed up and are potentially prepared to load Windows from scratch. Find More Posts by Brds7t7. You should be ok with any drives up to 2. Thanks to both Dave76 and Gcapp99 for the info. When you reboot the computer will load the updated configuration, re-recognizing all attached drives- wait until it prompts you, then reboot. Been searching around the Dell forums and eventually came across this:

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You’re now running in AHCI mode. Thanks to both Dave76 and Gcapp99 for the info.

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Click the “Driver” tab- if the provider is Intel go to step 5 otherwise proceed to step 2. Right click the Intel driver, properties, driver tab. Boot from USB Windows install stick 4. I ran into an interesting problem and found dimensioj easy fix.

You can load the Intel RST software, etc. So will it all work as it should if I: I have confirmed this on my own Dell systems.


We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Find More Posts by bufflo. If it wants to reboot when it’s done, click “Restart later”. It looks like you need Trim to keep the write performance up.

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I did look – Honest! Install Windows on SSD 5. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. OS Windows 7 Professional x Is AHCI worth it?

Back to Desktop Forum 1 total post Page 1 of 1. Would enableing AHCI be of value to me?

If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Boot from SSD in safe mode 6. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. This conversation is currently closed to new comments. Pay especial attention to the drivers for your wifi and chipset as far as backup goes and you will be fine.


Will this affect the storage drive in any way?

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Windows will do just about all the “little things” for you as I see you’re going to do a clean install. Phone Man Windows 8. Been searching around the Dell forums and eventually came across this: If something DOES go wrong Find More Rald by indianacarnie.

Find More Posts by Brds7t7. Now, I’ve read this thread and others and I figured I’d ask here first just to be sure that I’ve understood everything correctly. Do dimensuon post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks.