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HELP: How to change IDE to AHCI mode for Intel P45 mobo
Apr 17, 2010, 11:51 PM
I already installed Win XP in HDD IDE mode and wanted to installed Win 7 Pro in AHCI mode (because I will install the second OS in SSD) in dual boot environment.
Since they share the same motherboard, I assume I have to change mobo BIOS to AHCI mode for XP installation in HDD first before I start installing second OS in native Win 7 AHCI driver for SSD.
Any workaround on this? (Instead of reinstall XP)
My mobo spec:
ASUS P5Q - Intel chipset P45
HDD XP installation - Hitachi Deskstar 1 TB
SSD for WIn 7 Pro - SSD Vertex 60GB
Any advice appreciated.
Apr 18, 2010
help change ahci mode intel mobo
Apr 18, 2010, 6:28 AM
imo u can only have either ide or ahci
Apr 18, 2010, 7:36 AM
I'm looking for a workaround to change win XP installation from IDE to AHCI mode and then make change in BIOS to AHCI mode.
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Apr 18, 2010, 7:23 PM
There is such a method. It involves some registry editing modifications. I do not know exactly what the steps are, but a google search should find it for you.
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