Dell studio xps 8000 manual install of ahci drivers vista 64

Need instructions for manually installing Intel AHCI drivers on a Vista 64 Dell Studio XPS 8000 system. The Bios offers ATA or Raid only. Know that the drivers need to be running in order to boot into Raid mode.

I have all the necessary files in the Drivers directory, (but they are not 'installed' --
Windows does not show them in Device Mgr) and have switched the registry value on iastor from 4 to 0.

How do I get windows vista to now recognize AHCI and/or where do the driver files need to be copied to? (XP was much easier :))


April in Oakland
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