Installing Windows 7

  BLUes23 23:25 14 Feb 2011

when booting off the windows 7 disk setup cannot see my sata hard drive.
There is a option to load drivers but the sata drivers for my gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro mainboard only covers operating systems up to to windows XP.
I have been running windows 7 but it was installed on a IDE hard drive.

  ashdav 00:17 15 Feb 2011

Your mobo is not supported beyond XP (I checked on the Gigabyte website) so I'm afraid it's a no no.
The Win 7 disc does not have drivers and there are none on the manufacturers website.
Looks like it's a dead end.

  eedcam 05:45 15 Feb 2011

Also if you have not already done so use this to confirm yes or no
click here

  GaT7 16:18 15 Feb 2011

Win7 32&64-bit SATA drivers are available at Silicon for your motherboard's SATA (Silicon 3112 / 3512) click here OR click here (both appear to have the same files even though I searched for sil3112 & sil3512). Unzip the download & copy+paste the extracted files to a flash drive.

'How to Install SATA Drivers Using USB' in Vista/Win7 click here.

If that doesn't work, use the XP/Vista drivers there - i.e. if Win7 you're installing is 32-bit, use the XP/Vista 32-bit drivers. And if 64-bit, the XP/Vista 64-bit drivers.

GA-K8NS Pro downloads at Gigabyte click here, so you know what you need (even though none are for Win7 as ashdav already mentioned). G

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