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RAID 1 bootdisk help

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October 29, 2010 4:46:25 AM

I have a quick question... Before I format my hard drives I would like to know if windows Vista SP1 has raid drivers on the disk? I am trying to install windows 7, but all i have is the upgrade version, thus needing another windows os pre-installed. XP SP1 didnt read my raid1 array last night, so I would like to know either what xp or vista supports raid1 without needing to load drivers...

Tosh Taylor

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October 29, 2010 7:16:40 PM

It would help to know what brand/model RAID controller you have.

Windows 7 upgrade is the same as Windows 7 new. Microsoft finally got their act together and standardized the installation disks. (it's now the key code that controls what you get from the disk)

November 2, 2010 9:44:19 PM

ttaylor0024 said:
I will use the raid controller on my GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard. Is there any way i can do it without a floppy disk?

Copy them on to a USB stick just in case, its only XP that needs floppies for drivers.
Chances are Windows 7 will detect your RAID array using its inbuilt drivers anyway though.

Also as above, don't install Vista first.