I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a Acer Aspire ES1 laptop, however I'm unable to find the SATA/AHCI driver to use in the installation (so Windows 7 can see the hard drive).
Have anyone done this?, or know where I may find this driver?
If you can find the chipset driver it is in there, or get it from Intel.
I found a lot of diffrent drivers for the "Intel(R) Celeron(R) processor N- and J-series AHCI - 0F23", they can be loaded in the Windows 7 driver installation step, but nither of them makes the hardrive visible and avalible to install.
I also tried to switch the BIOS HD mode to Legacy, still with no change.
Have you tried setting the bios to IDE?
You can also try formatting and assignong a drive letter on another computer before you put it in the laptop.
IDE is not possible, only ACHI and Legacy is avalible.
I'll try formatting and assigning a drive letter before starting the installation, thanks for the hint.
You can't change SATA to IDE?
No, I can only change "Boot Mode" between UEFI and Legacy.
I see no SATA options in the BIOS.
Hi. Did you manage to get it done?
I'm trying to install Win7 on the same laptop but I keep getting this error:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing."
You have to integrate USB driver, simply download and use Intel Tool:
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