I'm looking on instal windows 8 on my laptop Insprion 7520. To use the advantage of Intel smart storage, i need to instal windows with the mode "intel smart response technology' instead of AHCI. But, when I start the instalation program of windows, there is no disk available. The disk is here when i try to instal in ACHI. but in this mode, i can not use my 32gb ssd to accelerate the system.I think i nee to add some drivers in the USB boot key but i don't know where i can find its ?
Key steps to be performed before installing Winodws 8 Operating system.
Flash BIOS to the latest version from the link given below:
Note: While flashing BIOS connect the Ac adapter and make sure the battery has minimum 15% charge as this needs uninterrupted power supply. Do not use the system till it restarts and comes up.
Disable Intel Smart Response Technology before OS reinstallation while you are able to log into windows:
Step1. Launch Intel RST UI from system tray.
Step2. Select “Accelerate” Tab, click “Disable acceleration”.
Step3. Click “Reset to available” to reset volume.
Now install Windows 8 and then all the drivers.
Perform Windows update after installaiton.
Once all the above steps are performed, please enable the Acceleration once again as shown in the picture below:
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