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  1. #21


    Posts : 10
    now on win 7, soon win 8


    Thank Shawn for that information. I am just wondering if the AHCi/SATA/RAId drivers is installed during windows installation, are those drivers resident in the same place that they are when they're installed after windows 8 installation is complete, as in your suggestion? If so, it seems it would be all right to install them during installation and get it over with.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Clarence.

    Unfortunately, loading drivers at boot during the installation only temporarily loads them into memory for setup to be able to see the drive. It doesn't install them into Windows 8.
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  3. #23


    Thanks Brink!
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  4. #24


    Posts : 10
    now on win 7, soon win 8


    Hello Shawn, alias Brink I suppose. That is a bit of information I didn't know and it is good to know that. Anyway, I am pretty confident that I'll do a one-time, do it right install as soon as some screws arrive for my cooler.

    I think this is about the best windows information site on the entire net, and you're the reason.

    With appreciation,

    Clarence
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  5. #25


    Posts : 21,823
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    You're welcome Jamboo.


    @Clarence,

    I'm sure it'll go well. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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  6. #26


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Hi Shawn, I want to install Win8 on a SSD attached via eSata. I want to make sure that the Win8 BCD does not interfere with my Win7 installation but I do not want to disconnect my HDDs and SSD inside the box (too many gymnastics). What are the chances that the Win8 BCD lands on my Wiin7 OS SSD.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wolfgang,

    Unless you disconnect the HDDs in the case, then there's a good chance that it will be placed on your Windows 7 BCD.
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  8. #28


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Thanks Shawn, that's what I figured. Hate to crawl under the desk. That's not the kind of exercise for a 75 year old with a bad back. LOL.
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  9. #29


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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's not good exercise for anyone. I think it's time to put a grand kid to use.
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  10. #30


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, would be nice. But my grandkids are 6000 miles away. I think I will use my Toshiba laptop instead. There it is easy to flip out the SSD. Unfortunately there I do not have eSata, only USB3. But I have been booting from that before with the Win8 to go. And I do have a USB3 open enclosure.
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