How to Install AHCI Drivers for Windows XP With the 780G Chipset

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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

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the XP CD and the AHCI driver disk into the system. Restart the computer and press any key to boot from CD.

  2. 2

    Press "F6" as prompted to load a third-party driver.

  3. 3

    Select the disk containing the AHCI driver to install it to your system.

  4. 4

    Press "Enter" at the XP Welcome screen and "F8" at the license terms.

  5. 5

    Highlight your AHCI drive and press "Enter" to install XP.

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