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    Installing Win7 on a HDD setup for IDE mode in AHCI mode

    I'm not sure where to put this, but here it is.

    Using a already formatted & partitioned HDD from a older non GPT ready (if you will) MB, I want to install Win7 64 bit using AHCI. The current O/S on that active partition is XP which I want to replace.
    The other partitions (two) have data on them that I don't want to loose. (I do have it backed up).

    What happens to the drive when I install Win7 in AHCI mode to the other non active partitions?
    When not in use, turn off the juice.
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    A 2nd question; with a SSD drive that I have installed Win7 on (fresh install), for kicks & giggles, I switched back to IDE mode and booted back into Windows. To mu partial surprise, there was no difference unlike the other way around where you get greeted with a BSOD.

    With that SSD, if I leave the SATA mode to IDE, what is the disadvantage?
    When not in use, turn off the juice.
    Think of someone else instead of just yourself. There is far more to it than your utility bill.

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    I wasn't planning on leaving it to IDE, I was just wondering where I would see a difference since I wasn't sure it would work going from AHCI to IDE.
    When not in use, turn off the juice.
    Think of someone else instead of just yourself. There is far more to it than your utility bill.

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