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  1.    04 Apr 2015 #1
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    Windows 8

    Copying hard disk driver from Windows 10 to Windows 7?


    My laptop will boot both Windows 10 and Windows 7 from a Crucial SSD.

    Can I use the Windows 10 hard disk drivers with Windows 7? If so how would I set about installing them?

    I have a USB stick with Windows 10 build 10049.

    At the moment Windows 7 is using the hard disk driver for the original hard disk in the laptop. This is leading to me being told that I don't have a genuine copy of Windows. None of the regular fixes will solve this problem.
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  2.    04 Apr 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Can I use the Windows 10 hard disk drivers with Windows 7?
    Unless you have some kind of special controller card in your PC, the hard disk drivers that come with Win7 are all you need.

    At the moment Windows 7 is using the hard disk driver for the original hard disk in the laptop. This is leading to me being told that I don't have a genuine copy of Windows.
    If you're getting some kind of "non-genuine" message, this has NOTHING to do with the hard disk driver. If that driver was faulty or incompatible with your drive, your PC might boot, but it certainly would not get to a working Windows desktop.

    Getting "non-genuine" error messages is an entirely different problem.

    To get help about that, you need to post to http://www.sevenforums.com in the Activation section.
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  3.    04 Apr 2015 #3
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    Forever West
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    The only time I had to use HDD drivers was with the original/first version of Windows XP, had to press F6 when prompted during the install to add SATA HDD drivers. Needed to have them on a floppy disk to do it. With WinXP SP1 and later haven't had to do that as SATA support was built in.
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  4.    04 Apr 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    If you're getting some kind of "non-genuine" message, this has NOTHING to do with the hard disk driver. If that driver was faulty or incompatible with your drive, your PC might boot, but it certainly would not get to a working Windows desktop.
    There is a thread on answers.microsoft.com which suggest that it could be a driver issue:

    Windows 7 Activation Update fail Error Code 0xC8000247 - Microsoft Community
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  5.    05 Apr 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you try Andres's suggestion? Post 2 is suggesting to installing the Intel rapid Storage Drivers. Did you check in Device Manager to see if all drivers are installed correctly?
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  6.    05 Apr 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Did you try Andres's suggestion? Post 2 is suggesting to installing the Intel rapid Storage Drivers. Did you check in Device Manager to see if all drivers are installed correctly?
    Windows 7 thinks it has the correct drivers for disk and sata, but they are not the same as W10 is using. There is something odd about this SSD. When I tried it in my desktop I got plenty of BSODs.
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  7.    05 Apr 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You can check the website of the SSD manufacturer to see if there's firmware update for your drive.
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  8.    05 Apr 2015 #8
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    All the drivers for all the HDDs and SSD are from 2006 so Win7 drivers should be fine.
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  9.    05 Apr 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    You can check the website of the SSD manufacturer to see if there's firmware update for your drive.
    Thank you for the suggestion. There was indeed some new firmware which came out about a month ago. I have installed it, but it has not resolved my problem!
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  10.    06 Apr 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Unless you have some kind of special controller card in your PC, the hard disk drivers that come with Win7 are all you need.

    If you're getting some kind of "non-genuine" message, this has NOTHING to do with the hard disk driver. If that driver was faulty or incompatible with your drive, your PC might boot, but it certainly would not get to a working Windows desktop.

    Getting "non-genuine" error messages is an entirely different problem.

    To get help about that, you need to post to http://www.sevenforums.com in the Activation section.
    Using a different Intel driver has solved the problem. It is just a pity that even the Intel Driver Update utility that I found does not lead you the 'Rapid Storage Technology' driver that I am now using.
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