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    AHCI change without Win 7 reinstall?

    I'm thinking about moving my OS & Program partitions to a SATA III SSD in my 3y.o. SATA II system (until I build a new one in 1-2 years). SATA drives are currently set to IDE. ??Can I change te setting to AHCI without reinstalling Win7?? I plan to clone the drives to the new drive, and, yes I have reviewed the

    https://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/143942-TERRIBLE-performance-on-a-SSD-(Solid-State-Hard-Drive)

    thread. Thanks for your help.

    Zig

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    You could create an image backup first then change the Sata to AHCI then restore the image if it messes up windows.
    Clive

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    I remembered a registry hack was required and have found it here:

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-7-vista.html

    Be sure to take notice of the warning panels first though!

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