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  1. #1

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    Windows 7


    I am going to be buying a new SSD drive. I will need to install Windows 8 on it. I had AHCI already enabled in my BIOs since I had an SSD drive already installed with Windows 7. So this will be an upgrade with new drive and new OS. What I need to know is this. When installing Windows 8 what do I need to do prior to enabling AHCI? Is there a driver I need to install from a flash drive? It seems that I did something similar when I did my old install of Windows 7. I have a 880 Gigabyte board/AMD chipset. Thanks in advance for any help on this!

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  2. #2

    If it is new SSD it should be preformated so all you'll have to do is to install OS as per usual. Win7 and 8 will detect it properly and install drivers.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    The OS will install the driver for your SSD drive itself. Just run the OS installation and follow on-screen instructions. Good luck
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  4. #4

    Posts : 13
    Windows 7

    Thank you. Make's things easier.
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