Installing with Windows

Note: The following instructions apply to all supported Windows operating systems. You will need your Windows Installation CD to complete this task.

To install the Adaptec RAID controller driver while installing Windows:

  1. Insert your Windows CD, then restart the computer.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin the Windows installation.
  3. When prompted to specify a location for Windows, select Load Driver.
  4. Insert the USB driver disk, browse to the driver location, then click OK.
  5. When the Adaptec driver is found, press Next.

    You may see the message ‘No drives were found’. Repeat Step 3, Step 4 (browse to driver location), and Step 5. On the second attempt, the driver will load successfully.

  6. Click Next again to accept the default partition configuration, or refer to your Windows documentation to configure partitions manually.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  8. Continue with Managing Your Storage Space.

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