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Loading sata drivers during setup

  1. #1


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit

    Loading sata drivers during setup


    In this tutorial,

    SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup[2]=Installation and Setup

    it is said that loading drivers during setup is only required if the setup cannot find the harddrive.

    In attached readme file for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, see section 5.1.1, it is said that preloading is required for systems configured for AHCI and RAID. I understand that AHCI is the normal case these days. So my interpretation is that preloading is always required. That is different from what is said in the tutorial.

    So I am confused about that. What is the correct way?
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    Last edited by turboman; 29 Dec 2012 at 02:52.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 PRO 64bit


    hello
    Anyone with comments on that? Any help is much appreciated.
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  3. #3


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Just ignore what is present in the intel read me file

    Sata driver loading is only required only if setup can`t find HDD like you said in the first post
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    The readme is covering, from the first WIN XP CD with no Sata Controller drivers to Windows 8 with most Sata Controller drivers.
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