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Universal AHCI Driver for windows XP SP3


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:16 AM

is there a universal AHCI driver for windows XP that will work well enough for it to boot then install the correct one? I work at a university that has just switched to windows 7 but the software I need for one of my classes is not yet compatible. so I made a windows XP esata drive that I boot off of. the problem is that there are many different models of Dell computers here and it would seem that one version of the driver only works for that one model dell. so I want to know if there is a universal one that will work long enough for the system to boot?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:38 AM

Have you tried using the Compatibility Mode?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

No such, from what I see (although I don't claim to have done an exhaustive search).

It appears that Intel has AHCI drivers and certain versions of Windows do also...Worth Reading, IMO

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:54 AM

I have tried compatibility mode but the main issue is the campus is using 64 bit windows 7 and the program will not even install unless its 32 bit and our tech desk will not supply my class with 32 bit windows 7.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:01 AM

I have tried compatibility mode but the main issue is the campus is using 64 bit windows 7 and the program will not even install unless its 32 bit and our tech desk will not supply my class with 32 bit windows 7.


That certainly would have been worth knowing. :whistle:

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:08 AM

sorry. I guess I should add I tried XP mode but the program needs the graphics card and VM's aren't able to use the graphics card yet.

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