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Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 Win 7 SATA support

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December 29, 2009 7:58:34 PM

I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard with the nForce3 250Gb chipset. I was planning to upgrade my Win XP to Windows 7 on a new SATA drive. I went to Gigabyte's website to look for an appropriate driver. There was none. I contacted Gigabyte - they repled that because of issues with the nForce3 250Gb chipset that they could not write the driver. Do I have any alternative other than buying new hardware to get Windows 7 SATA support?

thanks.... Chip

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January 6, 2010 12:59:43 PM

JRCHIP01,

Prior to migrating to Windows 7 from Windows XP it would be best to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

To determine if your current computer configuration will be compatible with Windows 7 please go to the following link: http://tinyurl.com/no4xb7

Another resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns

Also, you may be able to use Windows Vista drivers if Windows 7 drivers are unavailable.

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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January 8, 2010 1:55:10 PM

JessicaD:

Thanks for replying. Actually, I did use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Of course it did not speak to the SATA issue, since at the time, I did not have a SATA drive installed. After finding out that no new Windows 7 chipset drivers existed for my motherboard, I investigated replacing the motherboard. When I added in the cost of a new CPU, memory and OS upgrade, it turned out to be almost as cheap to buy a whole new machine, which is what I did.

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