Installing the AHCI drivers for your AMD 780G chipset allows you to use AHCI SATA devices on your Windows XP system. Accomplish this by installing the target driver as a third-party driver during the XP installation process, enabling you to load Windows XP on your AHCI hard drive. This adds just a minute or two to the install, resulting in a 50-minute process.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Disk containing the AHCI driver
- XP CD
Insert the XP CD and the AHCI driver disk into the system. Restart the computer and press any key to boot from CD.
Press "F6" as prompted to load a third-party driver.
Select the disk containing the AHCI driver to install it to your system.
Press "Enter" at the XP Welcome screen and "F8" at the license terms.
Highlight your AHCI drive and press "Enter" to install XP.
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