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Build 7229 hangs in Bios on AHCI

Q: Build 7229 hangs in Bios on AHCI

I installed the most recent version of Win 7 7229 on my vertex 60Gb V 1.3 SSD the other night and after the first reboot the bios stopped when trying to discover the drive which is on '0'. The bios is set to AHCI (as it has always been with previous builds). If I change it to IDE then the drive is recognised and things go smoothly from there although the drive transfer rate in windows experience has dropped from 7.3 to 6.8. I have reflashed my bios but still the problem remains. I've swapped the leads round on my HD's but it still hangs when it reaches the Vertex drive.

Can anyone shed any light on what might have happened

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A: Build 7229 hangs in Bios on AHCI

This happened to me a few builds back and a common problem i think. i just leave mine on IDE. I think it happens with an upgrade but not sure.
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Hi all
I think something in 7229 has slipped the regression test

1) - already reported -- Acronis True Image Workstation fails (also a prob in build 7201 but OK in 7137) All x-64 builds.

2) Outlook 2007 with SP2 applied (Office Enterprise 2007) can't connect to an exchange server - new error in 7229

Strange thing is that if you install Office enterprise 2007 it works fine BEFORE applying SP2.

I can live (just) without Acronis true image workstation as the True image HOME works - but I MUST be able to connect to exchange server -- so thanks for the leaks -- but I'm now back to build 7137.

I expect errors to crop up in testing of course -- so long as it all gets fixed at RTM.


A:2 Probs with build 7229 (X-64)

Interesting. I've had no problems with Paragon Drive Backup 2008 Server Express, which also does image backups, in any of the several builds, including 7201 and 7229. That app has been getting a real workout, both backing up and restoring. I've been getting backup times of almost an hour for 500GB content with normal compression, backing up a RAID 10 partition to another RAID 10 volume on a different controller.
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When in explorer, if I right click on a file and then delete it, it remains in explorer until I manually refresh. Is this normal? very annoying.


A:Explorer refresh x64 build 7229

Hi Mark,

This can sometimes be caused by a particular theme you may be using. It's been reported that custome themes can lose the ability to Auto-Refresh the recycle bin, i'll try and find more details. Try changing themes & do the same process & see what happens.
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I'm going to install R2.14 drivers. I've read that it works with no problems on Windows 7.

ps: Please excuse my limited English. Corrections are welcome.

A:Realtek HD Audio problem on 7229 build

Finally I fix it installing R2.14 drivers, for now.
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As you can see from my system specs I am running Windows Build x and am having no major issues so far There is one little niggle that I have noticed though With Explorer set to open windows in separate processes a new process is opened whenever a new explorer window is opened as expected However as you can see from the attached screenshot the individual processes for 7229 Explorer.exe x64 issue memory Build the multiple instances of explorer exe are not terminated once the instances are closed The persist as running processes and the Build 7229 x64 Explorer.exe memory issue only way to Build 7229 x64 Explorer.exe memory issue reclaim the RAM is to kill them manually However when the quot separate processes quot option is turned off ie All explorer windows open within a single process the original process consumes more and more RAM as each new instance is opened When all the instances are then closed explorer still retains the RAM without releasing it until the process is killed and restarted Is this a bug If so is there a solution This was more or less an accidental finding since there is no appreciable effect on system performance when this happens

A:Build 7229 x64 Explorer.exe memory issue

You can install build 7232 and and it may fix the problem.
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working fine with RC build & 7137...

A:Problem installing Office 2007 Windows 7 build 7229

I've had this occur a few times on a bad burn. Try burning it to another CD/DVD but on the slowest speed, that's how I managed to overcome this error.
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see second post.

I have a 3TB drive D: for data formatted with GPT.

Had BIOS OnChip SATA Type set as "RAID" "As SATA Type" from back in the day. When I took out the RAID, I forgot to change this to AHCI when I reformatted and got rid of RAID drives!

Changing to "AHCI" "As SATA Type" as shown in image in second post, causes Windows 7 x64 to lose / not see the GPT on my drive D: and it wants to "initialize" it as MBR or GPT-- no way!!

A:cloned C:, installed AHCI drivers, changed BIOS to AHCI, D:'s GPT gone

ok, returning to BIOS and setting back to RAID, as AHCI typeenabled me to view the drive D: again
C: drive seems to be running much more slowly again.
these drives are plugged into the OnChip SATAWith AHCI as SATA typeno drive D:

With RAID as SATA typehave drive D:
but C: definitely dog-tired-slow
I really should not have fiddled with this at 3AM on a Sunday morning!!! Bah, I'm a pro, what could go wrong???

I'm not sure why changing to AHCI causes windows to miss the GPT on the D: drive.
Can I back this GPT up and restore it? Detect it after changing to AHCI? this is my only large drive, I can't back up the entire fricking thing.

The other question this makes me ask is how do I keep my GPT when I move to another motherboard? I don't trust the GPT like I do MBR hm....

edit: changing back again, it does not seem any faster. Doing more reading, it's ok to leave it as RAID because AHCI functions are still available no? So I really shouldn't gain/lose any performance?
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If anyone can look at the picture below and determine whether my computer is default in IDE or AHCI, then I will mark this as Solved.


A:No AHCI option in BIOS, is my computer default in AHCI or IDE?

Run this tool and see what it says,

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088 Download - TechSpot

It will show you what mode it's running in.
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A:AHCI computer hangs


Upload the latest two or three of the minidumps in there to Rapidshare and post the link here. You can .rar them to make them into one file to make it easier. We'll have a look.
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A:AHCI seems to have been raided by W7 Build 7068 on P6T

MikeQ: Welcome to the forum MikeA. Did you Build the system then put 2 blank unformatted sata drives in your shiny new case?

MikeA: Yes, set memory to XMP and SATA to AHCI

MikeQ: You probably mixed up the sata ports for drive 0 and drive 1. So Windows put the BootManager on what you thought was the blank second drive.

MikeA: I'll power the system down and check by removing what I think is the blank drive. Yup your right when I rebooted it said bootmgr missing!

MikeQ Ok - now boot with the 7068 x64 ISO - it will allow you the option to repair. Try it now. Did it work?

MikeA Yup

MikeQ Now see if your other drives including what you thought was the blank drive can hot swap.

MikeA: Yup I just put in an alien "Maxtor" message came up saying checking drive - now ready to use. Then message driver software installed successfully. Clicked on Eurythmics - There Must Be an Angel played with VLC no problem. Hot exited it too - no problem!

MikeQ Now the 'evil' drive - the one concealing the original Bootmanager - try that one.

MikeA Yup - copying files to it now at 34 mbs per second (about the same speed as before)

MikeQ Now TEMPORARILY view system and hidden files - what do you see on the second, non-system, drive?

MikeA bootmgr modified 22 March 2009, 375kb then BOOTSEK.BAK 5 April 2009, 8kb

MikeQ Told you. Other experts can tell you what to do about removing these files.

MikeA Thanks at least I have hot swap/plug for the rest of my drives - but would still like the disks to go faster.

MikeQ Pleasure - you can give points if it helps - I will not be offended.
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A:Build 7057 Fixed AHCI DVD Install Problem

Sorry but, my built 7000 x64 was installed on a SATA in AHCI mode without any problem.
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A:Converting IDE to AHCI on SSD Drive - Windows 8 Build 8400

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A:How to set SSD and HDD in the bios (AHCI, IDE...)


Just be advised if you change the settings at all you may lose access to all the data, especially the RAID, if you're not very aware what you are doing then it's best left as is.

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AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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Copyright © 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
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Controller bus#00, device#1f, function#02: 02 ports, 02 devices
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Intel® matrix storage manager option rom v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R
Copyright© 2003-2006 intel corporation. All rights reserved.

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Any onscreen error messages?

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A:AHCI Not found in Bios

I doubt it has it
I would imagine an old computer would have old legacy bios.

Why do you need it ahci ?
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A:AHCI BIOS Not Installed

Look at this helpful Thread that relates a little to your issue.

Seem that error is the raid bios, according to that thread you need to go into Bios and find the SATA operation and turn it from "Raid Autodetect AHCI" to combination. At least that is what that thread says, I have no personal experience with this but if you are not using raid why leave it on to cause issues.

Hopefully that helps.
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A:AHCI Bios Setup for SSD?

It is possible that the registry setting that you changed only supports the Microsoft AHCI drivers, not the Intel ones.

I don't know whether it'd be practical to uninstall the Intel drivers.

If all else fails, a re-install of Windows with the SATA controller set to AHCI in the BIOS should work fine. You should not need to install any third-party driver to install Windows on a drive that uses one of the Intel SATA ports.
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A:BIOS and AHCI Issues

This is the tutorial for how to switch to AHCI if W7 was installed in IDE mode:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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You can disable ExpressGate in BIOS. That 'feature' will slow down boot time. Also enable 'Quick Boot' and disable 'Full Screen Logo'.

If you moved things around in the PCI slots it is always a good idea to perform a ClearCMOS (CLRTC) procedure afterward. This forces the system to re-recognize all devices and it resets the BIOS defaults too. It may also clear up any configuration errors that are delaying boot.
The procedure is in your motherboard manual, or ask here.
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If anyone has any experience with the BIOS software then please let me know!

Oh and here are my specs if u need them:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 (AM3, 3.20 GHz, 8MB Total Cache),
Standard Heatsink & CPU Fan,
1000GB S-ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive,
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Kind Regards,


A:Changing to AHCI in BIOS

Check page 45 in your manual, download from here:
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A:No AHCI mode in BIOS?

Welcome to SF. You will want to visit the Dell site to see if a newer bios version doesn't address this very issue. If it does then you will want to back up all data and research in the Dell manual the proper way to do a bios update as any false move can brick your rig. This isn't to say that it's not straight forward but you must adhere to the procedure.
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I would appreciate any help - this is urgent!

Thank you!

A:AHCI mode not in BIOS - URGENT

Are you sure, how old is this pc ?

Usually under the Advanced tab you`ll see a bunch of options, one says sata configuration, if you click on that it may pop up a sub menu.

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Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, version UPSD Source 08-24-2007
Copyright (c0 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
** This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives**
Please wait. This will take few seconds.

Controller Bus#0 Device#1F, Function#2: 06 ports, 01 Devices
Port-01: No Device Connected
Port-02: No Device Connected
Port-03: No Device Connected
Port-04: No Device Connected
Port-05: No Device Connected
AHCI BIOS not installed

A:Getting AHCI BIOS not installed message

go into your bios and turn off AHCI mode
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Hi all
It will mean a fresh CLEAN install of Windows I'm afraid but if you have decent SATA disks change the default setting in the BIOS from IDE to AHCI.

It really WILL improve system performance --one of my big bugbears on any discussion on performance is how the I/O subsytem (generally Disks) is forgotten - yet on most home computers the I/O subsystem is often the real cause of dreadful performance.

You'll have to do a windows CLEAN install as the system will BSOD if you just change the BIOS so you won't be able to run the installer from within Windows itself. (If you can you are very lucky).

It won't effect any Virtual machines you may have however (apart from improving disk performance).


A:Change IDE to AHCI in BIOS - Much better performance

I went back and forth between AHCI being on and being off on my new box that I built in July. Honestly, with almost ever task I did and with any benchmarking tool, I didn't see any real performance gain with AHCI enabled.

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A:ahci modes in biostar ami bios


Your manual should explain the difference. Unless you are using a RAID configuration, and your Motherboard can handle it, select AHCI.

You may need to install its drivers.
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A:HD not recognized at all if AHCI enabled in bios - please help -

There are 6 SATA ports on the "South Bridge" controller (Orange ports). There are 2 SATA ports on the "Gigabyte SATA 2 Chip" controller (Purple ports). The orange ports use the generic Intel SATA/RAID drivers.

Which port do you have the hard drive connected to? Have you tried it in one of the the other ports?

That motherboard has a higher than normal number of complaints on Newegg. It could be defective.
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A:No AHCI in BIOS in Satellite Pro A200

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I have it on my P200. It is almost identical machine but 17? and your is 15? model.
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A:How to Enable AHCI - No option in BIOS.

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CYAN S2696 you mean tyan
go to the MB website get manual re-set bios
set hard drive mode to ide
google no CYAN MB's
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Hi: Please read this related thread.  You don't need to (and can't) enable AHCI on your notebook. SSD TRIM support is supported in RAID mode for your model notebook as long as you have the Intel RST driver installed.
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Can someone please help my how do I get my 2ND HDD to work in windows without loosing all my data on it?


A:2nd HDD not working after swapping bios to AHCI

Welcome to the forum Ghozt.
Our experts will need to see some more information. Please read and use this tutorial by Golden and post the picture.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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A:reinstall win7 from CD AFTER setting AHCI in BIOS

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A:SSD install on XPS Studio 8000 ( no AHCI in BIOS )

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Your system supports the use of an SSD (at SATA II speeds), but does not support AHCI.
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A:Help! Cannot Choose "AHCI" in BIOS/SATA Operation

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A:SSD hard drive do i use Sata as IDE or AHCI in Bios

See this tutorial: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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A:BIOS reset to default so AHCI setting lost to IDE

First of all - welcome to BC !
The Gigabyte manual should be able to provide the info to solve this problem. If you don't have a copy you can download one (pdf) from here :-
I can usually fix BIOS problems, but I can't do it from memory, and I can't cycle through my own BIOS and use the web at the same time !
Chris Cosgrove
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Copyright © 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
**this version supports only hard disk and CDROM drives**

Controller bus#00, device#1f, function#02: 02 ports, 02 devices
Port--00: hard disk, wdc wd2500js-75ncb3
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Port--01: CDROM, nec DVD+/-rw nd--3650A
AHCI BIOS installed
Intel® matrix storage manager option rom v6.0.0.1022 ICH8R
Copyright© 2003-2006 intel corporation. All rights reserved.
I can't get past this screen and I can't reboot into safe mode. Any ideas what this could be?

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A:Serial ATA AHCI BIOS Version iSrc 1.02.22 07062006

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A:Tecra A9-11i: Bios update problem and AHCI not working

> I am having difficulty updating BIOS for a Toshiba Tecra A9 -11i laptop, (using latest update from the official toshiba european site); after running the bios launcher (version 3.2.8)
I get the following message ' this computer is not supported"? The current installed bios version is 1.5 , date 7/5/2007

This error message appears if you want to update a BIOS which is not compatible with your notebook model.
Toshiba European driver page provides the 2.10Win BIOS for this notebook model.
So you used definitely wrong BIOS.

> there's no response when pressing the ''FN' key and one of the f number keys
Common modules controls the FN buttons.
So the issue should be solved installing Common Modules v 6.06.00, Utilities 4.30.15
Note; You have to press FN + 1, 2, 3 etc? DON?T press FN + F1 etc?.

> I also having difficulty getting AHCi' mode to work in Windows XP Pro SP3; I have intel chipset 965m +ICH8M, the Intel ICH8M serial ata storage controller-2828 shows in device manager- the matrix storage manager won't run so i copied the file iastor.sys from the matrix manager folder into C:/Windows/Driver/system32 and edited the registry as read elsewhere on the forum but have had no joy.

Firstly be sure that AHCI is enabled in BIOS!!!
Furthermore the Intel Storage Manager controls the AHCI so you should slipstream the AHCI driver to the Win XP CD as described here:
or here
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A:BIOS, RAID 1 and AHCI hot swappable drives question

Edit: Putting the edit in the beginning, but do read till the end please. You have a separate controller named Marvell? 88SE9172 chip, try setting this as AHCI in BIOS and attach the drives you want to hot-swap to GSATA3 ports 6-7(grey ports?), see if it works. Maybe you wont have to change to AHCI on your Intel chipset after all.

Hey, I have an older AMD Gigabyte board but things may be similar. I will share my experience.

First of all, in BIOS I have 3 different sets of options for IDE/RAID/AHCI. Namely, E-Sata ports (x2 SATAII), GSata (x2,SATAII) and OnChip SATA (this is the SB850 SATA ports,x6 SATAIII). E-Sata and GSata are both controlled by Jmicron chipset.

When I installed current OS a month ago on my new SSD, I installed with OnChip SATA mode set as RAID as I had 2x1TB BIOS raid0 and 2x640GB BIOS raid0 that I didn't want to break. The RAID option in theory is just a subset of AHCI and should have the same functionality. However, Samsung Magician program for the SSD had problems recognizing the SSD properly. So I had to change to AHCI.

You can definitely change the registry to load msahci(and IAStorV on intel?) on startup, it is just another driver to be loaded, OS will continue to use RAID drivers as long as BIOS is set to RAID. However, you will lose your BIOS raid once you switch to AHCI in BIOS, they will be back if you change back to RAID once again (just don't do anything to them in windows ). I backed up my data and set-up a new windows raid0 in disk management and it is working alright atm. So losing your BIOS software raid is not that much of a problem imho.

Now the interesting part is, although OnChip SATA ports are set for AHCI, non of the drives attached to these ports are hot-pluggable. They simply don't show in Safely Remove Hardware. Not that I want these show as removable mind you.

For hot-plug ability, I use E-Sata ports which are set to AHCI as well and had to install the corresponding JMicron drivers. The HD I use for backup purposes is connected to the PC with a SATA-to-ESata data cable and I have an adaptor that can supply 12V+5V 2Amps that has a molex ending, which in turn has a molex to sata power converter. I can hot-plug this disk and just use safely remove hardware like any usb stick/hdd. Now, this may not be what you are looking for, I just wanted to show you even though both chips are AHCI one of them doesn't list drives as hot-pluggable and the other one is.

The above setup is working alright for me so I have not looked into it further but there may be one other option that you can try. 2 weeks ago I had to work on a friend's laptop and his internal drive was showing as removable and I had to do a registry edit to mark it as internal. Perhaps the reverse can also be done?

My internal SATA device appears in Devices and Printers and in the - Microsoft Community

Also, keep in mind that when 2 drives are connected to the same power cable, if you hot-swap one drive it may kill the power to the other drive that is supposed to be keep working.

By the way, you didn't mention why you want hot-swap. Do you have some other drives for backup? You can't hot swap the OS or raid drives anyway.

Hopefully someone more knowledgable with your board will come along and answer proper.
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Are all of your drives SATA drives?

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A:Quicktime Instability / crashing/ hangs on new build

Have you update all the drivers? Or using any anti-virus program that may block quicktime
Please run system file check to see if everything is going fine
To do that, go to start, in search type in cmd, run it as administrator, in cmd command window, type in sfc /scannow (space between sfc and /)
I'm not expert, other experts might have wonderful analysis to your problem,
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A:Build 7057 64-bit: Problems with hangs on opening tools

Hello Slochy,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You forgot to tell what the yellow exclamation is on. Have you had a look in the Reliability Monitor? Info here if needed.

Hope you enjoy your stay.

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As it occurs prior to Windows loading, drivers and programs can be ruled out for now.
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Why don't you just update if u want to have everything saved?

I don't know any possibilty to save all programs and whatever doing a fresh install
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A:Random freezes in 7229

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It is very fast installation. Even from a DVD-R.
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First can someone indicate the way to find the damn password on vista, please!

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A:Networking with Win 7229/Vista-sp2/Xp Home-sp3

Quote: Originally Posted by NoN

Hi there,

I do try to network my files over a wifi connection but can't access to all of them...

PC1 Vista: Sees all the others
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1) I can't find where is the password on Vista!!

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3) Xp won't accept my username and password for Win 7

First can someone indicate the way to find the damn password on vista, please!

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Hi. One thing I thought of is win 7 homegroup. When you setup networking in win 7 it asked if you were setting up a home network or a work network. If home a home group was setup. You can find the password for the homegroup in control panel homegroup, change password. After you know it you need to set up vista and XP in the same homegroup (workgroup) with that password. You get the password from win 7 and put it into vista and xp.

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If you have more description, feel free.

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A:Is 7264 worth upgrading from 7229?

As RTM is round the corner. Installing a intimate build is not worth it.
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Hello Gilly. Your avatar hurts to look at.....

Anyways, first off, edit out the Demonoid Text File.

Second, the upgrade is to upgrade from a previous install.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7