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IDE to AHCI wihtout reinstalling windows?

I just switched over to an asrock z68 extreme 4 gen 3 and I accidentally installed windows 7 without realizing it was set on ide mode :/ when I change it to ahci mode it will half boot into windows and then bsod. Anyway of getting ahci mode? For faster bootups etc.
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    Convert from IDE to AHCI

    Open Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci.

    Right click on the Start registry DWORD and select Modify.

    Set the value to 0 and click OK.

    Now the Start setting should be set to 0.

    Reboot and enable the AHCI setting in your BIOS.
  2. I *think* those instruction will result in a BSOD because the drivers aren't loaded.
  3. abekl said:
    I *think* those instruction will result in a BSOD because the drivers aren't loaded.

    Well, it worked for me and others that followed this.

    U start in IDE -> boot in the windows -> and change the msahci restart and stop by in the BIOS change it to AHCI.

    Restart.


    Done.
  4. Won't screw my machine up right? :ange: Going to make sure before I do this, because I was originally on a gigabyte board and I believe they have an option to do this without reinstalling windows.
  5. amuffin said:
    Won't screw my machine up right? :ange: Going to make sure before I do this, because I was originally on a gigabyte board and I believe they have an option to do this without reinstalling windows.

    Well, if u don't believe me, than check this.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/554204/converting-from-ide-to-ahci-on-existing-os

    https://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&safe=off&q=convert+from+ide+to+ahci+windows+7&oq=Convert+from+IDE+to+AHCI+&aq=0&aqi=g1g-j1&aql=&gs_sm=1&gs_upl=50642l50642l0l52525l1l1l0l0l0l0l71l71l1l1l0
  6. It actually happens a lot, due to older mobos that they are set by default to IDE and the newer are AHCI.
  7. Takes 2 minutes max. Back up your registry, just in case : )
  8. amuffin said:
    Won't screw my machine up right? :ange: Going to make sure before I do this, because I was originally on a gigabyte board and I believe they have an option to do this without reinstalling windows.

    Well, did u do it?
  9. Going to bios now!
  10. Best answer selected by amuffin.
  11. IT WORKED!!!!!!!!
  12. Cool : )
  13. Thanx for the vote amuffin : ))
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