Solved Win 7 Pro on Intel 520 Series Tags: SSD Windows 7 Intel Storage Last response: January 16, 2013 4:14 AM in Storage Share AliceWonder January 16, 2013 2:58:14 AM Hello, new PC I built, Intel 520 series SSD is suppose to be boot drive. Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OEM Windows 7 does not want to install to the SSD. I tried following the instructions in the now closed thread http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250282-32-major-probl... but they do not seem to want to work. Anyone have a suggestion? More about : win pro intel 520 series Best solution kenrivers a b $ Windows 7 a c 104 G Storage January 16, 2013 3:43:34 AM Have you checked the BIOS to see if the drive is recognized? If yes, is it first in the boot order with the DVD drive second? I have read that it should be set to ACHI or RAID mode when installing Win7 on an SSD. AliceWonder January 16, 2013 3:45:52 AM It definitely is recognized, it shows up as Disk I in the installer (traditional HD disc as Disk 0), I'll fiddle with the bios boot order and make sure it is ACHI mode. Thanks for the suggestions! Related resources Intel 520 SSD (120 GB) cannot install Win 7 / Win XP - Forum Intel SSD 520 Alignment/Speed - Forum Intel SSD 520 Series 120GB Problem - Forum Intel 520 Series SSD runs slow on Highp point Sata 3 adaptor - Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ws-install - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer kenrivers a b $ Windows 7 a c 104 G Storage January 16, 2013 3:49:30 AM Let me know if that doesn't solve the problem. AliceWonder January 16, 2013 4:05:23 AM It was already in ACHI mode. Switch the SATA headers on the mobo so it is seen as first drive by bios and bam, she's in business. Thank you! kenrivers a b $ Windows 7 a c 104 G Storage January 16, 2013 4:11:12 AM Congratulations on solving the problem and thank you for letting me it know it has been solved. AliceWonder January 16, 2013 4:14:16 AM Best answer selected by AliceWonder. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan old HP 520 printer run under win 7 -64bit ? ForumSlow write speeds with Intel 520 series SSD, why? ForumAdding a 2nd SSHD in 64b win 7 pro ForumIntel 's 520 ForumWhich is the best: M4 Crucial 128GB, Intel 520 or Intel 330 ForumCannot install win 7 on Intel 520 SSD ForumIntel 520 Series SSD performance problem ForumIntel 520 as a boot drive??? ForumIntel 520 on AMD Board - Slow Speeds ForumPoor intel 520 120GB performance windows vista64 ForumIntel 520 Series 120GB? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumHow is this hard drive (seagate sv35 series) Forum[Solved] Intel 330 Series 120GB Low Benchmark ForumIntel SRT on Raid5 Array Question More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !