Question IDE → AHCI with Win 10 Install

TrickyVein

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Currently running Win 7 and mobo that only supports SATA IDE config (and raid, but I don't care about that). Will the OS installation cover the AHCI driver required by the new mobo or is this something I should have in place before the mobo/OS switch?

current board

future board

Looking around elsewhere it seemed there might have been a chance to keep running windows 7 with this new chipset even if it means getting extra USB 2.0 slots from an additional pci card, but the (seeming) fact that AMD's 970 chipset does not seem to support the newer SATA configuration kind of makes this effort moot... so I'm finally biting the bullet and going with the new OS.
 

TrickyVein

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Dec 4, 2016
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Thanks for the replies... I'm just being over-cautious it seems then.

Next thing to find out is if my win 7 key will work for 10 or not.
 

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