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Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit) - ThinkPad Helix (Type 3xxx)

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Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows

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Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
11.6.0.1030
3/26/2013
README for Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows

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Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
11.6.0.1030
10/31/2013

This package installs the software (Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver) to enable the following device.

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
Standard SATA AHCI Controller Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

Note:

  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad systems
Supported Operating System
Summary of changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad Helix (Type 3xxx)
Supported Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
Summary of Changes

Where:

  • < > Graphics driver / Audio driver version numbers
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 11.6.0.1030

  • (New) Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Helix (Type 3xxx).

Installation Instructions

Notes:

  • Microsoft* .NET Framework 3.5 or above is required to be installed on the system.
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click/double-tap it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the Select Destination Location window, select Next. If you would like to select a different folder, select Browse.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, select Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click Standard SATA AHCI Controller.
  5. Click the Driver tab, then click Update Driver...
  6. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Click Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

 

Determining which version is installed

[Mouse and Keyboard]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.
  5. Select the Driver tab.
  6. Check the Driver Version.

[Touch]

  1. Press the Windows logo button to display the Start screen.
  2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to display the App bar.
  3. Select All Apps.
  4. Select Control Panel.
  5. Select System and Security.
  6. Select Device Manager in the System section.
  7. Double-tap the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  8. Double-tap Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.
  9. Select the Driver tab.