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Intel Rapid Start and GPT-mode?

  1. #11


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    If IRS worked in Win7, where is the partition it needs then? Do you deleted it?

    maybe IRS has a different name in your BIOS. It needs to be enabled for the software to install properly.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Yes I removed all the old partitions from my drive and did a clean install. There was a large useless recovery partition there.

    I'm sure whatever needs to be enabled in the BIOS is already enabled, since I didn't disable anything before installing Windows 8.
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  3. #13


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Then I can't help you. I have never heard of a BIOS where this special setting don't have a choise to Enable<>disable.
    Sorry mate.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1
    WIndows 8


    I got this issue too when I first install a clean windows 8 on my Dell XPS L322X. Then after some search I have found the solution from Intel website.

    The steps from Burgurne are 100% on the from the right path. Just note, some machines like XPS L322X bios A06/A07 doesn't have the IRRS option when the software is not installed on the OS side. This is same for other Intel services like Smart Connect. After the software is install on OS side the option will appear in Bios end.

    Here's some of the steps from Intel's note. Assume you already have a 4Gb or more unallocated space on your SSD drive. For my case, I'd allocated 8192Mb (4Gb physical RAM on my XPS)


    Configure Intel Rapid Start Technology in BIOS Setup (Depend on make and bios version)
    -Press the F2 key during boot up to enter the Intel® Visual BIOS.
    -Click on Advanced Setup, and then click on Power.
    -Locate the setting for Intel Rapid Start Technology and click on the check box to enable it.
    -Set Hibernation Timer to Immediately.
    -Press the F10 key to save settings and restart the system.


    Create a Primary Store Partition on the SSD
    -In the OS, click the Windows Start button.
    -In the Search box, type in cmd.exe.
    -Right-click on the cmd tool and select Run as administrator. (optional depend on if you got UAC on or not)
    -A command line utility will open. Type in diskpart.exe and press Enter.
    -At the diskpart prompt, type the following commands as shown:
    DISKPART> list disk
    Note: If this is an EFI OS (GPT format disk), then you will see an asterisk under the column GPT
    DISKPART> select disk X
    (X is the disk number where you want to create the hibernation partition. Refer to results from “list disk” for exact disk number. Disk must be a SSD)
    DISKPART> create partition primary size=YYYY
    (YYYY is the hibernation partition size in megabytes larger than the amount of memory installed on the system. As an example, for 4 GB of system memory, the value should be 4096 or higher)
    DISKPART> detail disk
    DISKPART> select Volume Z
    (Z is the newly created RAW partition. Refer to results from “detail disk” for exact volume number)
    DISKPART> set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593
    DISKPART>exit


    The key here is select Volume and set the ID. After that is done, you MUST restart your computer. After that you should able to install the Intel Rapid Start software.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by kl2999 View Post
    I got this issue too when I first install a clean windows 8 on my Dell XPS L322X. Then after some search I have found the solution from Intel website.

    The steps from Burgurne are 100% on the from the right path. Just note, some machines like XPS L322X bios A06/A07 doesn't have the IRRS option when the software is not installed on the OS side. This is same for other Intel services like Smart Connect. After the software is install on OS side the option will appear in Bios end.

    Here's some of the steps from Intel's note. Assume you already have a 4Gb or more unallocated space on your SSD drive. For my case, I'd allocated 8192Mb (4Gb physical RAM on my XPS)


    Configure Intel Rapid Start Technology in BIOS Setup (Depend on make and bios version)
    -Press the F2 key during boot up to enter the Intel® Visual BIOS.
    -Click on Advanced Setup, and then click on Power.
    -Locate the setting for Intel Rapid Start Technology and click on the check box to enable it.
    -Set Hibernation Timer to Immediately.
    -Press the F10 key to save settings and restart the system.


    Create a Primary Store Partition on the SSD
    -In the OS, click the Windows Start button.
    -In the Search box, type in cmd.exe.
    -Right-click on the cmd tool and select Run as administrator. (optional depend on if you got UAC on or not)
    -A command line utility will open. Type in diskpart.exe and press Enter.
    -At the diskpart prompt, type the following commands as shown:
    DISKPART> list disk
    Note: If this is an EFI OS (GPT format disk), then you will see an asterisk under the column GPT
    DISKPART> select disk X
    (X is the disk number where you want to create the hibernation partition. Refer to results from “list disk” for exact disk number. Disk must be a SSD)
    DISKPART> create partition primary size=YYYY
    (YYYY is the hibernation partition size in megabytes larger than the amount of memory installed on the system. As an example, for 4 GB of system memory, the value should be 4096 or higher)
    DISKPART> detail disk
    DISKPART> select Volume Z
    (Z is the newly created RAW partition. Refer to results from “detail disk” for exact volume number)
    DISKPART> set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593
    DISKPART>exit


    The key here is select Volume and set the ID. After that is done, you MUST restart your computer. After that you should able to install the Intel Rapid Start software.
    I did get this to work, same ID, and for my partition size on my laptop I set 4396, as this was the default on the Windows 7 install which shipped with IRST. Perhaps I wasn't restarting the PC after doing diskpart.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by kl2999 View Post
    I got this issue too when I first install a clean windows 8 on my Dell XPS L322X. Then after some search I have found the solution from Intel website.

    The steps from Burgurne are 100% on the from the right path. Just note, some machines like XPS L322X bios A06/A07 doesn't have the IRRS option when the software is not installed on the OS side. This is same for other Intel services like Smart Connect. After the software is install on OS side the option will appear in Bios end.

    Here's some of the steps from Intel's note. Assume you already have a 4Gb or more unallocated space on your SSD drive. For my case, I'd allocated 8192Mb (4Gb physical RAM on my XPS)


    Configure Intel Rapid Start Technology in BIOS Setup (Depend on make and bios version)
    -Press the F2 key during boot up to enter the Intel® Visual BIOS.
    -Click on Advanced Setup, and then click on Power.
    -Locate the setting for Intel Rapid Start Technology and click on the check box to enable it.
    -Set Hibernation Timer to Immediately.
    -Press the F10 key to save settings and restart the system.


    Create a Primary Store Partition on the SSD
    -In the OS, click the Windows Start button.
    -In the Search box, type in cmd.exe.
    -Right-click on the cmd tool and select Run as administrator. (optional depend on if you got UAC on or not)
    -A command line utility will open. Type in diskpart.exe and press Enter.
    -At the diskpart prompt, type the following commands as shown:
    DISKPART> list disk
    Note: If this is an EFI OS (GPT format disk), then you will see an asterisk under the column GPT
    DISKPART> select disk X
    (X is the disk number where you want to create the hibernation partition. Refer to results from “list disk” for exact disk number. Disk must be a SSD)
    DISKPART> create partition primary size=YYYY
    (YYYY is the hibernation partition size in megabytes larger than the amount of memory installed on the system. As an example, for 4 GB of system memory, the value should be 4096 or higher)
    DISKPART> detail disk
    DISKPART> select Volume Z
    (Z is the newly created RAW partition. Refer to results from “detail disk” for exact volume number)
    DISKPART> set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593
    DISKPART>exit


    The key here is select Volume and set the ID. After that is done, you MUST restart your computer. After that you should able to install the Intel Rapid Start software.

    @ KL2999 - You say that you have done a clean install of windows 8 on your l322x?

    I am currently having trouble with this process. I am trying to create a bootable usb drive to install windows 8 under uEFI but i can not get the laptop to recgonise my usb in the boot menu. My only uEFI options are ‘windows boot manager’ and ‘network boot’ – no USB removable option.

    Do you have a guide or info to help me out it would be most appreicated.

    TIA

    Phil
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  7. #17


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Philycheesecake View Post
    @ KL2999 - You say that you have done a clean install of windows 8 on your l322x?

    I am currently having trouble with this process. I am trying to create a bootable usb drive to install windows 8 under uEFI but i can not get the laptop to recgonise my usb in the boot menu. My only uEFI options are ‘windows boot manager’ and ‘network boot’ – no USB removable option.

    Do you have a guide or info to help me out it would be most appreicated.

    TIA

    Phil
    I believe I may have had to disable UEFI in order to boot from USB (also needed to disable the fast boot option and manually bump up the USB boot order on each reboot). If you do need to disable UEFI, just re-enable it on the first reboot.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Belzebutt - I have read this a number of times on other threads but Im not completely sure what Im doing when Im in and around the bios, Im relying on people like yourself to give me the correct instructions.

    So I have a couple of questions:

    1) if I disable uEFI I get the option to boot from USB only under the 'legacy' boot menu (uEFI menu not longer active). Does this mean that my clean install will be not be a uEFI install?

    2) the guys at Dell tried to tell me that I should create a new boot option - named USB and given the file path /efi/boot/bootx64.efi?? I have a feeling they are talking sh!t what do you think?

    Thanks again in advance guys, any other adivce/notes/tips are really welcome.

    Phil
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  9. #19


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Philycheesecake View Post
    Belzebutt - I have read this a number of times on other threads but Im not completely sure what Im doing when Im in and around the bios, Im relying on people like yourself to give me the correct instructions.

    So I have a couple of questions:

    1) if I disable uEFI I get the option to boot from USB only under the 'legacy' boot menu (uEFI menu not longer active). Does this mean that my clean install will be not be a uEFI install?

    2) the guys at Dell tried to tell me that I should create a new boot option - named USB and given the file path /efi/boot/bootx64.efi?? I have a feeling they are talking sh!t what do you think?

    Thanks again in advance guys, any other adivce/notes/tips are really welcome.

    Phil
    I don't know what these guys are talking about, but when you install an OS there's basically two boots:
    1) You boot with the USB drive and format the target drive and put the OS on it.
    2) You then boot the OS from the target drive and it configured itself.

    Basically when you boot in 1) you have to have UEFI disabled, but you can enable it between 1) and 2) so the first time your OS boots it will be in UEFI mode. That's what I did.
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  10. #20


    Camarillo, Ca.
    Posts : 59
    All Versions Of Windows


    What he says is correct. Win8 running with a cache drive using Intels rapid start is insanely fast. It rises from sleep instantly and cold boots, well for the laptop I did, to log in in 4 - 6 seconds. 4 on wall power, 6 on battery. Truely fast. Windows 8 fastboot is ok, my laptop takes about 10 to 12 seconds same with my PC at home.
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