Thank You to My Readers Who are Helping Others!

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  • Written on: October 13th, 2007

About 7 months ago I posted about the frustration my staff at Schrock Innovations experienced attempting to remove Windows Visa from a Gateway notebook and install Windows XP.

Since then, that post has been the single most commented on post I have EVER pklaced on my blog. With more than 63 comments and counting, it thrills me to see my readers helping each other.

In fact, I received this email yesterday from one of our readers, Rick Burney, offering even more help:

Hi. Came across you site while googling to find the SATA chipset drivers to install Windows XP on newer Toshiba laptops. You said you found drivers on Gateway’s site. I wanted to let you know where to find the Intel drivers that are not vendor specific. They call the drivers Intel Matrix Storage Manager. I downloaded from there, and got IATA76_ENU.EXE file then used the -A switch to extract the files. In the driver folder are the following files iaahci.cat,iaahci.inf,iastor.cat,iastor.inf,IaStor.sys,TXTSETUP.OEM which will fit on a floppy so you can hit F6 during installs. Hope you find it useful. Links and stuff below:

RAID/AHCI Software – IntelĀ® Matrix Storage Manager
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/ <--- Intel Matrix Storage Manager main page http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-015001.htm <---- Chipset table to help select correct IMSM (Version I grabbed for the 965GM chipset) English: iata76_enu.exe Download Ver:7.6.0.1011 Date:8/2/2007 Size:5604 (KB) Time @56Kbps:12.97 min OS:Windows Server* 2003, Windows Server* 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Server* 2003 Standard Edition, Windows Server* 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Windows Vista*, Windows Vista* 32, Windows Vista* 64, Windows Vista* Home Premium, 32-bit version, Windows Vista* Ultimate, 32-bit version, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition, Windows* XP Professional, Windows* XP Professional x64 Edition

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