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japtastic
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G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

Hi, I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-Bit on a fresh drive. It came preinstalled as Windows 8. I thought I had found the right driver as setup accepts the file but still cant find any devices. The disk does appear in bios.

 

Can someone link me to the right .inf ? It's an AMD chipset.

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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

Hello.

 

Here is the driver for you.

 

CHIPSET DRIVER/AHCI DRIVER FOR WINDOWS 7 (32-BIT, 64-BIT) - LENOVO G405, G505

 

*Edit* Sorry, I was a little ahead of myself there, I take it the Windows installation doesn't see your new HD when the window for the Disk/Partition selection comes up.

 

Are you trying to install Windows from a USB key? Because I've seen this on many occasions, and switching your key over to another USB port on your machine gets rid of this error. Try another USB port for the installation, preferrably a USB 2 port, as the USB 3 ports require a driver in Windows to function properly.

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japtastic
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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

Thanks. That was the driver I had but there was several in there so I hope I picked
the right one, I tried a few. Let me know the correct one if you know and I'll try installing from CD as well rather than USB.
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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

Yes, CD or one of the 2 USB2 ports on your machine will do nicely and will pick up your HD during installation.

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ThinkPad W540 (20BG) - i7-4800MQ/32GB // ThinkPad W520 (4282-W4Q) - i7-2720QM/32GB
ThinkPad T450s (20BW) - i7-5600U/12GB // Yoga 900 - i7-6500U/8GB
ThinkPad T61 (7665-CTO) - T7700/4GB // ThinkPad T60p (8741-C2G) - T7400/4GB
japtastic
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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

Cheers mate. Different USB slot did the trick, didnt need any drivers in the end at all!

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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

My pleasure! Glad to hear you're up and running again!
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ThinkPad W540 (20BG) - i7-4800MQ/32GB // ThinkPad W520 (4282-W4Q) - i7-2720QM/32GB
ThinkPad T450s (20BW) - i7-5600U/12GB // Yoga 900 - i7-6500U/8GB
ThinkPad T61 (7665-CTO) - T7700/4GB // ThinkPad T60p (8741-C2G) - T7400/4GB
remade23
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Re: G505 Windows 7 Setup AHCI Driver

When I try to follow the download link it asks me for username and password?

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