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Windows 7 ULT- Dell M4500 laptop -RST driver install?


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elkski

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I'm having issues installing some updated drivers..  I have windows 7 ULtimate

 64 bit

This one in particular.  I checked and my ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller has   Driver ver 8.6.2.1315  IT looks like the new  .Version 9.6.0.1014, A05

But the driver Dell gives me on my Tag # says pre OS install??

Iv'e read where I May need to use the F6 method to install this driver with a boot USB with the drivers on it?

THe pre OS worries me. 

Lets see if i can post the Dell URL

https://www.dell.com...precision-m4500


Edited by elkski, 16 April 2020 - 05:13 PM.

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here is the F6readme in the driver

************************************************************
************************************************************
*  Installation Readme for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
*
*  Refer to the system requirements for the operating 
*  systems supported by Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
*
*  This document makes references to products developed by
*  Intel. There are some restrictions on how these products
*  may be used, and what information may be disclosed to
*  others. Please read the Disclaimer section at the bottom
*  of this document, and contact your Intel field
*  representative if you would like more information.
*
************************************************************
************************************************************
 
************************************************************
*  Intel is making no claims of usability, efficacy or 
*  warranty. The INTEL SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT contained
*  herein completely defines the license and use of this 
*  software.
************************************************************
 
 
************************************************************
*  CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT
************************************************************
 
This document contains the following sections:
 
1.  Overview
2.  System Requirements
3.  Language Support
4.  Determining the System Mode
5.  Installing the Software
6.  Verifying Installation of the Software
7.  Advanced Installation Instructions
8.  Identifying the Software Version Number
9.  Uninstalling the Software
10. Entering the Option ROM User Interface
11. Option ROM RAID Volume Management
12. Options to RESET the RAID volume in Option ROM
13. Verifying the Version of the Option ROM Software   
 
 
************************************************************
* 1.  OVERVIEW
************************************************************
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is designed to provide 
functionality for the following Storage Controllers:
    RAID Controllers:
    - Intel® ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/5 Series SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel® ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/5 Series/3400 Series SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel® ESB2 SATA RAID Controller  
    - Intel® ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller
    - Intel® ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller   
       
    AHCI Controllers:
    - Intel® 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller 
    - Intel® ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® EP80579 SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH8R/DH/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
    - Intel® ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    
************************************************************
* 2.  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
************************************************************
 
1.  The system must contain an Intel® Core™, Intel® Core™2,
    Intel® Pentium®, Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Atom™, 
    or Intel® Celeron™ branded processor and one of the Intel 
    products listed in section 1 above.    
    
 
2.  The system must be running on one of the following
    operating systems:
    - MicrosoftWindows 7*
    - MicrosoftWindows 7* x64-bit Edition** 
    - Microsoft Vista*
    - Microsoft Vista* x64-bit Edition**    
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2008
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 x64-bit Edition**
    - Microsoft Windows XP* Home Edition
    - Microsoft Windows XP* Professional
    - Microsoft Windows XP* x64-bit Edition**
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2003
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2003, 
      Web x64-bit Edition**
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2003, 
      Standard x64-bit Edition**
    - Microsoft Windows Server* 2003, 
      Enterprise x64-bit Edition**
    - Microsoft Windows Media Center* Edition
 
** If the system is running Windows* 64-bit version, 
        the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver supporting 
        64-bit should be used.
 
3.  The following operating systems are not supported:
 
    Any version of the following Microsoft operating systems:
    - MS-DOS
    - Microsoft Windows 3.1*
    - Microsoft Windows NT 3.51*
    - Microsoft Windows 95*
    - Microsoft Windows 98*
    - Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition* (Me)
    - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0*
    - Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server*
    - Microsoft Windows 2000* Professional
    - Microsoft Windows 2000* Advanced Server
 
    Any version of the following operating systems:
    - Linux*
    - UNIX*
    - BeOS*
    - MacOS*
    - OS/2*
 
* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
 
4.  The system should contain at least the minimum system 
    memory required by the operating system.
 
5.  The 'Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility'
    must be installed prior to installing 
    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
 
 
 
************************************************************
* 3.  LANGUAGE SUPPORT
************************************************************
 
Below is a list of the languages (and their abbreviations)
for which the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software has 
been localized. The language code is listed in parentheses 
after each language.
 
ARA: Arabic (Saudi Arabia)   (0401)
CHS: Chinese (Simplified)      (0804)
CHT: Chinese (Traditional)     (0404)
CSY: Czech                              (0405)
DAN: Danish                           (0406)
NLD: Dutch                             (0413)
ENU: English (United States) (0409)
FIN: Finnish                            (040B)
FRA: French (International)   (040C)
DEU: German                         (0407)
ELL: Greek                             (0408)
HEB: Hebrew                         (040D)
HUN: Hungarian                    (040E)
ITA: Italian                             (0410)
JPN: Japanese                         (0411)
KOR: Korean                          (0412)
NOR: Norwegian                    (0414)
PLK: Polish                            (0415)
PTB: Portuguese (Brazil)       (0416)
PTG: Portuguese (Standard)   (0816)
RUS: Russian                          (0419)
ESP: Spanish                          (0C0A)
SVE: Swedish                        (041D)
THA: Thai                             (041E)
TRK: Turkish                        (041F)
 
 
************************************************************
* 4.  DETERMINING THE SYSTEM MODE
************************************************************
 
To use this Readme effectively, you will need to know what 
mode your system is in. The easiest way to determine the 
mode is to identify how the SATA controller is 
presented within the Device Manager. The following 
procedure will guide you through determining the mode.
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.
 
In Microsoft Windows XP*:
 
2.  Double-click 'System' from the Classic View.
 
3.  Select the 'Hardware' tab.
 
4.  Click 'Device Manager'.
 
5.  In the Device Manager window, look for an entry named 
    SCSI and RAID Controllers. If this entry is present, 
    expand it and look for one of the controllers listed 
    in the Overview Section1. If the controller identified is 
    a RAID controller, then the system is in RAID mode.
 
 
In Microsoft Windows Vista* or higher:
    
2.  Double-click 'System' from the Classic View (or the 
    small or large icon view in Microsoft Windows 7*).
 
3.  Select 'Device Manager' in the left pane.
 
4.  In the Device Manager window, look for an entry named 
    Storage Controllers. If this entry is present, expand it
    and look for one of the controllers listed 
    in the Overview Section1. If the controller identified is 
    a RAID controller, then the system is in RAID mode.
 
 
 
    
    If none of the controllers above are shown, 
    then the system is not running in RAID mode and 
    you should continue with step 6 below.
 
6.  From the Device Manager, look for an entry named 
    'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'. If this entry is present, 
    expand it and look for one of the controllers listed 
    in the Overview Section1. If an AHCI controller is 
    identified, then the system is in AHCI mode.
 
    If none of the controllers above are shown, then 
    your system is not in AHCI mode. No other modes are  
    supported by Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 
    and you should continue with step 7 below.
 
7.  Your system does not appear to be running in RAID or 
    AHCI mode. If you feel that your system is running in 
    RAID or AHCI mode and you do not see any of the 
    controllers listed above, you may choose to contact 
    your system manufacturer or place of purchase for 
    assistance.
 
 
************************************************************
* 5.  INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
************************************************************
 
5.1 General Installation Notes
 
1.  If you are installing the operating system on a system
    configured for RAID or AHCI mode, you must pre-install 
    the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver using the 
    F6 installation method described in section 5.3.
 
2.  The 'Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility' 
    must be installed on the system after a supported 
    Microsoft Windows* operating system has been installed.
 
3.  To install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, 
    double-click on the self-extracting and self-installing 
    setup file and answer all prompts presented.
 
4.  By default, all installed files (readme.txt, help, etc.) 
    are copied to the following path: 
    
    <bootdrive>\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
 
 
5.2 Windows Automated Installer* Installation from Hard 
    Drive or CD-ROM
    
Note: This method is applicable to systems configured for 
      RAID or AHCI mode.
 
1.  Download the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology setup file
    and double-click to self-extract and to begin the setup 
    process.
 
2.  The Welcome window appears. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
 
3.  The Uninstallation Warning window appears. Click ‘Next’ 
    to continue.
 
4.  The Software License Agreement window appears. If you 
    agree to these terms, click ‘Yes’ to continue.
 
5.  The Readme File Information window appears. Click ‘Next’
    to continue.
 
6.  The Choose Destination Location window appears.
    Click ‘Next’ to continue.
 
7.  The Select Program Folder window appears.  Click ‘Next’ 
    to continue installing the driver.
 
8.  If the Windows Automated Installer* Wizard Complete window 
    is shown without a prompt to restart the system, click 
    ‘Finish’ and proceed to step 8. If it is shown with a 
    prompt to restart the system, select ‘Yes, I want to 
    restart my computer now.’ (selected by default) and 
    click ‘Finish’. Once the system has restarted,
    proceed to step 8.
 
9.  To verify that the driver was loaded correctly, refer 
    to section 6.
 
 
5.3 Pre-Installation Using the F6 Method. 
 
Note: The Steps 1 and 2 can be skipped if you use the F6 Floppy
      disk utility provided by Intel. These methods 
      are applicable to systems configured for RAID or 
      AHCI mode.
 
1.  Extract all driver files from the installation package.
    See section 7.2 for instructions on extracting the 
    files.
 
2.  Create a floppy* containing the following files in the root 
    directory:
    iaAhci.inf, iaAhci.cat,
    iaStor.inf, iaStor.cat,
    iaStor.sys, and 
    TxtSetup.oem. 
 
    * Note: For Windows Vista you can use a floppy, CD/DVD or USB.
 
3.  For Microsoft Windows XP* or later operating systems:
 
    - At the beginning of the operating system installation,
     press F6 to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
 
    - When prompted, select 'S' to Specify Additional Device.
 
    - Continue to step 5.
 
4.  For Microsoft Windows Vista*:
 
    - During the operating system installation, after selecting the 
     location to install Vista, click Load Driver to 
     install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
 
    - Continue to step 5.
 
5.  When prompted, insert the media (floppy, CD/DVD
    or USB) you created in step 2 and press Enter.
 
6.  At this point you should be presented with a selection
    for one of the controllers listed in the Overview (Section 1) 
    of this document depending on your hardware version and 
    configuration.
 
7.  Highlight the selection that is appropriate for the 
    hardware in your system and press Enter.
 
8.  Press Enter again to continue. Leave the floppy disk in 
    the system until the next reboot as the software will 
    need to be copied from the floppy disk again when setup
    is copying files.
 
 
************************************************************
* 6.  VERIFYING INSTALLATION OF THE SOFTWARE
************************************************************
 
6.1 Verifying Have Disk, F6, or Unattended Installation: 
    depending on your system configuration, refer to the 
    appropriate sub-topic below:
 
 
6.1a Systems Configured for RAID Mode:
 
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.    
2.  Open the 'System' applet (you may first 
    have to select 'Switch to Classic View').
3.  Select 'Hardware' 
4.  Click 'Device Manager'.
5.  Expand the 'Storage Controllers' entry (for Windows Vista* or later) or 
    'SCSI and RAID Controllers' entry (for Windows XP*).
6.  Right-click on Intel® SATA RAID Controller.    
7.  Select 'Properties'.
8.  Select the 'Driver' tab.
9.  Click 'Driver Details'.
10. If the 'iaStor.sys' file is displayed, the installation 
    was successful.
 
 
6.1b Systems Configured for AHCI Mode:
 
 
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.2.  Open the 'System' applet (you may first 
    have to select 'Switch to Classic View').
2.  Select'Hardware'
3.  Click 'Device Manager'.
4.  Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' entry.
5.  Right-click on Intel® SATA AHCI Controller.
6.  Select 'Properties'.
7.  Select the 'Driver' tab.
8.  Click 'Driver Details'.
9. If the 'iaStor.sys' file is displayed, the installation 
    was successful.
 
 
6.2 Verifying Windows Automated Installer* or 'Package for 
    the Web' Installations:
 
1.  Click Start.
2.  Locate and select 'Intel® Rapid Storage Technology'     
3.  The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology  application should 
    launch.
4.  If the application does not launch, the Intel® 
    Rapid Storage Technology driver was not installed 
    properly and setup needs to be run. 
 
************************************************************
* 7.  ADVANCED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
************************************************************
 
7.1 Available Setup Flags:
 
    -?             The installer presents a dialog showing
                   all the supported setup flags (shown 
                   here) and their usage. 
    -A             Extracts all files (does not install 
                   driver) to <path> if -P is also 
                   supplied; otherwise, the files are
                   extracted to the default location.
    -B             Forces a system reboot after installation.
    -P <path>       Supplies target path when using -A flag.
    -Nodrv             Installs all components except driver.
    -Noicc             Does not install the Intel® Control Center.
    -NoIRSTGUI         Installs only the driver; the Intel® 
                   Rapid Storage Technology application, the Event Monitor Service, 
                   and notification area applet are not installed.
    -Noservice         Does not install the Event Monitor Service.
    -Notray               Does not install the notification area applet.
    -Overwrite          Ignore the overwrite warning.
    -report <path> Changes the default log path.
    -S             Silent install (no user prompts).
    -ver        Displays driver versions.
    -G <LCID>     Forces a particular language install 
                   (See section 3 for a table mapping 
                   <LCID> to language). 
 
Notes:  Flags and their parameters are not case-sensitive.
        Flags may be supplied in any order, with the 
        exception of the -S and -G, which must be 
        supplied last. When using the -A flag, a target 
        path may be specified via the -P flag, 
        -G, -S, and -N flags are ignored. When using the 
        -P flags there should be space 
        between the flag and the argument.
 
7.2 Use one of the following command examples to extract the 
    driver files from the different package types:
 
      c:\iata_cd.exe -a -a -p c:\<path>
      c:\iata_enu.exe -a -a -p c:\<path>
      c:\setup.exe -a -p c:\<path>
 
    When the command is run, the installation process begins; 
    simply click through the dialogs as prompted. This will not 
    install the driver, it will only extract the driver files to 
    <path>. After the extraction is completed, the driver 
    files can be found in <path>\Driver.
 
 
7.3 To install the RAID driver on Microsoft Windows XP*, as outlined in the Microsoft
    document 'Deployment Guide Automating Windows NT Setup', 
    use the supplied TXTSETUP.OEM file included in this 
    package and insert the lines shown in step 7.3a and 
    7.3b below into the UNATTEND.TXT file. This method is 
    available for Microsoft Windows XP* and
    Windows Server* 2003. Before you begin, iaAhci.inf, 
    iaAhci.cat, iaStor.inf, iaStor.cat, iaStor.sys, and 
    Txtsetup.oem files will need to be extracted from the 
    setup files. To extract these files, use the method 
    described in section 7.2 above.
 
7.3a Systems Configured for RAID Mode
    Note: An example is shown below. Depending upon your system
    hardware configuration, please update the text 
    with the correct RAID controller name using the list in the 
    Overview (Section 1) of this document. 
    
    // Insert the lines below into the UNATTEND.TXT file
      
    [MassStorageDrivers]
    "Intel® 82801IR/IO SATA RAID Controller" = OEM
 
    [OEMBootFiles]
    iaStor.inf
    iaStor.sys
    iaStor.cat
    Txtsetup.oem
 
 
7.3b Systems Configured for AHCI Mode
 
Note: An example is shown below. Depending upon your system
    hardware configuration, please update the text 
    with the correct AHCI controller name using the list in the 
    Overview (Section 1) of this document. 
 
    // Insert the lines below into the UNATTEND.TXT file
 
    [MassStorageDrivers]
    "Intel® 82801IR/IO SATA AHCI Controller" = OEM
 
    [OEMBootFiles]
    iaAhci.inf
    iaStor.sys
    iaAhci.cat
    Txtsetup.oem
 
************************************************************
* 8.  IDENTIFYING THE SOFTWARE VERSION NUMBER
************************************************************
 
8.1 Use the following steps to identify the software version 
    number following a Have Disk, F6, or unattended 
    installation.
 
 
8.1a Systems Configured for RAID Mode:
 
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.    
2.  Open the 'System' applet (you may first 
    have to select 'Switch to Classic View').
3.  Select 'Hardware'. 
4.  Click 'Device Manager'.
5.  Expand the 'SCSI and RAID Controllers' entry.
6.  Right-click on the Intel® RAID Controller present.
7.  Select 'Properties'.
8.  Select the 'Driver' tab.
9.  The software version should be displayed after
    'Driver Version:'.
 
 
8.1b Systems Configured for AHCI Mode:
 
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.2.  Open on the 'System' applet (you may first 
    have to select 'Switch to Classic View').
3.  Select 'Hardware'. 
 
4.  Click 'Device Manager'.
5.  Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers' entry.
6.  Right-click on the Intel® SATA AHCI Controller present.     
7.  Select 'Properties'.
8.  Select the 'Driver' tab.
9.  The software version is displayed after
    'Driver Version:'.
 
 
8.2 Identify the software version for Windows Automated 
    Installer* or 'Package for the Web' Installations:
 
1.  Click Start.
2.  Locate and select 'Intel® Rapid Storage Technology' 
3.  The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application should 
    launch.
4.  From the application, click ‘Help’. The Help user interface should launch.
5.  From the Help window, click ‘About’. The software version is displayed. 
    
 
 
************************************************************
* 9.  UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
************************************************************
 
9a. UNINSTALLATION OF NON-DRIVER COMPONENTS
The removal of this software from the system will render any 
SATA disks inaccessible by the operating system;
therefore, the uninstallation procedure will only uninstall 
non-critical components of this software (user interface, 
start menu links, etc.). To remove critical components, see
section 9b. 
 
Use the following procedure to uninstall the software:
 
1.  On the Start menu, select Control Panel.
2.  Click ‘Add or Remove Programs’ (for Windows XP*) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (for Windows Vista* or higher).Locate and select Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
3.  Click ‘Remove’ (for Windows XP*) or right-click the application name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ (for Windows Vista* or higher).
4.  The uninstall program will start. Click through the
    options for the uninstallation.
 
9b. UNINSTALLATION OF DRIVER COMPONENTS
The removal of this software from the system will render any 
SATA disks inaccessible by the operating system.
Back up any important data before completing these steps.
 
1) If the system is in RAID mode, delete any RAID volumes
using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM
user interface.
2) Reboot the system.
3) Enter the system BIOS (usually done by pressing a key 
such as 'F2' or 'Delete' during system boot).
4) Disable 'Intel® RAID Technology' and 'SATA AHCI mode'.
5) Reinstall the operating system.
 
Note: If you experience any difficulties making these 
changes to the system BIOS, please contact the motherboard
manufacturer or your place of purchase for assistance.
 
************************************************************
* 10.  ENTERING THE OPTION ROM USER INTERFACE
************************************************************
 
Use the following steps to enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 
Manager - option ROM user interface:
 
1. Boot the System.
2. Press CTRL-I when the 
   'Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM vX.y.w.zzzz' 
   banner screen appears.
 
************************************************************
* 11.  OPTION ROM RAID VOLUME MANAGEMENT
************************************************************
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM provides 
pre-OS RAID volume management which enables the following:
 
1. Create RAID Volume
   Use this option to create one or two RAID volumes.
 
2. Delete RAID Volume
   Use this option to delete a RAID volume.
 
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID 
   Use this option to reset a RAID configuration to a 
   non-RAID configuration.
 
4. Recovery Volume Options
   If a recovery volume is present, use this option to 
        a. Disable Continuous Update
        b. Enable Only Recovery Disk
        c. Enable Only Master Disk
 
 
************************************************************
* 12.  OPTIONS TO RESET THE RAID VOLUME IN OPTION ROM
************************************************************
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM user interface provides 
two methods for resetting the RAID volume:
1. Delete RAID Volume
2. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
   Differences between the options are noted below. Users are 
   advised to select the option based on the situation.
 
12.1 Delete RAID Volume
 
     When a RAID volume is deleted, RAID metadata on the 
     participating disks is erased and sector zero is cleared,
     that is partition table and file system related data are 
     reset. Windows installer will not see any invalid data 
     at the time of OS installation. This is the recommended 
     method for reconfiguring the RAID volume and installing OS 
     on it.
 
12.2 Reset Disks to Non-RAID
 
     This option is used to reset the metadata on the disk which 
     participates in more than one RAID volume in single 
     operation. It should be used if 'Delete RAID Volume' option 
     fails for any reason and to reset a disk that has been 
     marked as Spare and offline member. When a disk in the RAID 
     volume is reset to non-RAID, RAID metadata is erased. 
     However, partition table and file system related data still 
     exists, which may be invalid. This might cause Windows 
     installer to misinterpret the information available on the 
     'reset disk' at the time of installation. This could result 
     in unexpected behavior in OS installation.
 
 
************************************************************
* 13.  VERIFYING THE VERSION OF THE OPTION ROM SOFTWARE
************************************************************
 
1. Use the following steps to identify the version number of
   the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM:
 
   - Enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM user 
     interface using the steps detailed in section 10.
   - The software version will be displayed in the user 
     interface banner:
     'Intel® Rapid Storage Technology - option ROM X.y.w.zzzz'
 
     X.y.w.zzzz is the version number of the option ROM 
     installed on your system.
     X.y.w - Product release number
     X     - Major number
     y     - Minor number
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I think I have a RAID controller and so I Try to follow 5.3

I put all these on a USB drive but not a boot drive.  but I try the F6 but never get prompted for the  S to specify additional device.  But maybe this is if your adding another RAID drive.. I'm confused but the Dell support ASSistant keeps saying I need this driver. 

 

If I look at the SATA RAID Storage controller driver details it says iaStorV.sys and the F6 readme says if its updated it would be iaStor.sys


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If you are installing the operating system on a system
    configured for RAID or AHCI mode, you must pre-install
    the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver using the
    F6 installation method described in section 5.3.

 

That's what it says.

 

I checked my device manager win 10 just for fun and I am running in ACHI Mode so if I was doing this I would follow the F6  instruction.

 

This is certainly not in my skill set to guide you. I would wait for other replies  from techs and see what they have to say....

 

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IT is above my paygrade also.. IF It didn't say Pre OS i would try harder before waiting for a reply.

 

The Dell tag # says this is recommended and the Support assistant does also.  

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver A05 -Recommended

 

Also on a few updates it said the version I had was newer than that I was trying to install.  on a touch pad update the version number was the same but the new one had A05 on the end.. would this result in a update looking older than the one installed?.


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I believe the A05 could be the dell bios version.

 

Wish I could help better.

 

Are you done in the Malware forum ?


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I believe the A05 could be the dell bios version.

 

Wish I could help better.

 

Are you done in the Malware forum ?

My laptop may be all clean. STill have some jumpy and hot core temps.. up to 90c. new fan and better thermal paste arrives soon.  

The Dell Bios went Through A 7, A11 ,A 13,14  and now A16 so I'm not sure about the A04 


Edited by elkski, 16 April 2020 - 08:17 PM.

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Let me see if I can get someone to look at this .


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in the F6 process you are supposed to hit F6 but i guess I dont hit it at the correct time.  I was trying to see if i could get add new hardware to pop up.


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Hello elkski,
 
First of all a question or two, then some info and finally some guidance;.
 
Why are you trying to update drivers, are you having problems that you think that these drivers may fix.
 
Do you know what a RAID set up is.
 
But the driver Dell gives me on my Tag # says pre OS install??
 
Iv'e read where I May need to use the F6 method to install this driver with a boot USB with the drivers on it?
 
THe pre OS worries me. 

 

 

To clear this up for you, the info at your Dell link says the following;
 
This package provides the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver and is supported on OptiPlex, Precision and Latitude models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, VISTA (64-bit) & Windows 7 (64 –bit).

 

 

Windows Vista and 7 do not need this driver as both have their own SATA drivers whereas Windows XP did not, the F6 message is/was a prompt for people who were installing XP to let them know that they needed to manually install their SATA drivers before the XP installation could continue.
 
Vista and 7 should not have been mentioned in this particular update as they were unaffected by it.
 
Hope that puts your mind at ease.
 
Not intended as a lecture just passing on some good practice.
 
Once Windows has been installed, you install the necessary drivers for the MB and other hardware and then leave well alone, drivers should not be allowed to auto update and you should never update any driver/s unless the new drivers are intended to resolve a specific issue that you are having, installing new drivers unnecessarily can actually cause you the very issues that any new drivers are intended to resolve and uninstalling the new drivers may not resolve the problem/s that installing the new drivers has caused.
 
Depending on priority it can take many months before the driver provider releases any fix and they sometimes do not even bother.
 
If you need proof that updates can hose your machine see the thread of fellow member gpl98a1 here the computer also a Dell was until recently working fine until a Dell prompt to install a BIOS update kept on popping up, the pop up eventually annoyed gpl98a1 so much that he installed the update only for it to brick his MB

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i dont think i need this driver. But there was some reason they sent in back in 2010..  I think raid lets several drives act together? Im no pro and dont buy the latest gear.. maybe this update would provide some update for speed?  are you familiar with how dell lists all the updates for a particular tag#?  Some are urgent and some recommended.  I dont keep it in auto update.   The slow machine due to overheating and some adware led me to spend a couple days fixing this machine.  

Even 14 years later Dell was providing updates for the Bios on this M4500.

I was very lax about installing updates..  I do have to say that I think the update to my 6300 wifi driver that added power has seen a big improvement in Skype video calls holding for 1- 2 hours at a time.  Even up in the bedroom.  calls were copnstantly dropping or freezing.  

Why would dell send me this update if they know I have Win 7 ultimate which was factory install?

when you look at supported systems for that driver it shows Win7 64 bit

https://www.dell.com...precision-m4500


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You have Windows 7 so as was explained you do not need the driver.

 

You being unsure of what RAID is also proves that you do not need the driver, you cannot after all need a driver for something that you do not use, RAID btw are virtual drives.

 

To put things in a nut shell;

 

Dell do not send people drivers, people search for drivers and find what is available on the Dell database and have been for years.

 

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft or Dell.

 

The Dell M4500 is no longer supported by Dell.

 

Any drivers specifically for the Dell M4500 were created many years back.

 

If you are not having problems that any driver is meant to fix don`t install them, you will break something if you do and there will be no fix from Dell or Microsoft as they don`t support discontinued products.


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Ok I wont worry about this install.  It is one of the last 1-2 That were  on my dell  Page when specifically asking for my Tag # .  Many of these are third party updates I understand this but dell stores them to be searchable and compatibility listings.  Dell  keeps track of parts on your machine from the build (Tag#).  You can search for various updates on dell and then check if compatible with your hardware software. I'm not a fanboy or anything but just owned 2-4 Dell in my life. Its not a bad way to order up a computer.  It was fun to shop in the leftover Tags' .  I could build my own as  Follow instructions well.  But that much research and project is not on the top 10 of my bucket list.   I rather build a 2 bin compost bin that looks hip and should last 20 years.  I rather install an upgrade Charger for my 6300  charger in my old Lance camper.   Dont buy a Kisae inverter- charger.  Charger only lasted 2 years.  Its a pretty complicated Solar panel, charging system.  1000 Watts wasn't quite enough for my Mr Coffee Drip. 90 amps was a bit hard on my battery although the wires could handle things.

Thanks guys.  I think my machine is up and running.

Oh- Do know win 7 is not supported.  I may need a little modern thing for using important passwords safely going forward. 

Once again thank youi guys for being here.. Just in the last 5 days I have told 3 other people about you in glowing praise.  Please send the Paypal link


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well I installed the new fan and put on the Artic Silver Ceramique 2 today and that seems to have helped my temperatures.. they seem more steady in the 60's and I even saw a 55C I havenent worked the cores yet but my machine seems to be back. 


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