Intel SRT Help

Hi,
I have Windows 7 Home Premium ALREADY installed on my HDD. I just got a 60GB SSD that I wish to use as a cache using Intel SRT. I have a Z68 chipst and have made sure that all my hardware is compatible.
How should I go about setting it up? I already have read threads and articles about how to do it, but they all lead to me having to do a fresh install of Windows 7. If that is the case, by re installing, will I loose my product key? I don't want to have to buy anything over again. I have Sony Vegas on it as well and I don't want to lose validation for that. Any help appreciated.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Segate Barracuda 320GB
Intel 330 SSD 60GB
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  1. The SATA ports that your HDD & SSD are connected to have to be in RAID mode in order for you to use Intel SRT.

    No, you don't have to re-install Windows. But if you did it would not be a problem regarding your product key. You can re-install Windows multiple times on your system as long as you don't change your motherboard. When you change motherboards Windows considers that as a "new" pc and then you need to buy another copy of Windows.

    What port is your HDD connected to and what SATA mode is it in?
  2. Dereck47 said:
    The SATA ports that your HDD & SSD are connected to have to be in RAID mode in order for you to use Intel SRT.

    No, you don't have to re-install Windows. But if you did it would not be a problem regarding your product key. You can re-install Windows multiple times on your system as long as you don't change your motherboard. When you change motherboards Windows considers that as a "new" pc and then you need to buy another copy of Windows.

    What port is your HDD connected to and what SATA mode is it in?

    I have my HDD and SSD in the Intel SATA III ports. Currently in AHCI mode.
  3. Easy to find "change IDE to AHCI", But not a lot on going ahci->raid, But did find this:
    http://www.gregledet.net/?p=569
  4. All the drivers are in AHCI mode, download the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and install. Also you need update the MB's BIOS and SSD's firmware.
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20624&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng

    And watch the video from newegg to set up it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0hrmPj3wco
  5. cin19 said:
    All the drivers are in AHCI mode, download the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and install. Also you need update the MB's BIOS and SSD's firmware.
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20624&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng

    And watch the video from newegg to set up it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0hrmPj3wco

    The problem is that they used a Gigabyte board, that allows them to use SRT without switching to RAID mode.
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