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      AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad

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      This driver package is for a retail version of the Windows XP installation. Using this package needs USB floppy disk drive to load into Windows XP installation process.

      Device name in the Device Manager:

      • AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller


      • 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.
      Supported System
      Supported Operating Systems
      Summary of Changes
      Installation Instructions
      Determining which Version is Installed


      Supported System
      • Edge 11, Edge 10 (AMD Models)
      • Edge E13, Edge E31 (Machine Type: 0221)
      • Edge E125, Edge E325
      • X120e, X121e, X130e


      Supported Operating Systems
      • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
      • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit


      Summary of Changes


      • [Important] Important update
      • (New) New function or enhancement
      • (Fix) Correction to existing function


      • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
      • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X121e, Edge E125, E325.
      • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X120e.
      • (Fix) Added a description of UPDATE INSTALL of INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS in this README document.
      • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge 11", E10 (AMD models).
      • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge 13", E31 (Machine type: 0221).


      Installation Instructions
      • This driver is required to install a retail version of the Windows 7/Vista into your ThinkPad under AHCI mode.
      • ThinkPad X120e, X121e, Edge 11", 13", E10, E31, E125, E325 do not support the RAID feature of the driver.
      • 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.

      Download and unpack the package should be done under a Windows OS. Installation requires a USB Floppy Disk drive and a floppy disk.

      [Downloading files]

      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 files]

      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 it.
      4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
      5. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
      6. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.
      7. Uncheck the checkbox next to Install ..... now, and then click Finish to complete extraction.

      Delete the file saved in the step 4.


      1. Attach a USB floppy disk drive and set the driver floppy disk to your ThinkPad.
      2. Set the Windows 7/Vista installation disc on optical drive.
      3. Power on the ThinkPad and start installation.
      4. Press F6 key to select an external hard disk driver before continue installation.
      5. Select AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform then Enter.
      6. Follow the Windows 7/Vista install instruction and complete installation.

      [Update Install]

      1. Start Windows 7/Vista.
      2. Click Start and Control Panel.
      3. Click Performance and Maintenance and System.
      4. Click Hardware tab.
      5. Click Device Manager button.
      6. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers on Device Manager.
      7. Double-click Standard AHCI1.0 Serial ATA Controller.
      8. Click Driver tab.
      9. Click Update Driver button.
      10. Select Browse my computer for driver software button.
      11. Click Browse, select driver locations.
        • For Windows 7 32 bit Defaults locations "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AMD_AHCI\Win7x86
        • For Windows 7 64 bit Defaults locations "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AMD_AHCI\Win7x64
        • For Windows Vista 32 bit Defaults locations "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AMD_AHCI\LHx86
        • For Windows Vista 64 bit Defaults locations "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\AMD_AHCI\LHx64
      12. Check Include subfolder.
      13. Click Next button. The driver installation starts.
      14. Click Finish button when the installation completes.
      15. Click Close button.
      Determining which version is installed


      1. Click Start.
      2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
      3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
      4. Double-click the AHCI SCSI and RAID controllers category.
      5. Double-click either of the following adapters. AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller
      6. Click the Driver tab.
      7. Check Driver Version.

      • Alias ID: MIGR-76296, MIGR-76296-KR
      • Document ID:DS001173
      • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
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