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Intel Matrix Storage Console for Windows 7?


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Intel does not (suprisingly) support Windows 7 yet, but I figure the Vista x86 and x64 drivers should work the same on Windows 7.
http://downloadcente...i...01&lang=eng

The problem is the drivers in Windows 7 RC are 8.6.2.1012 4/8/2009

The latest package on Intel's site are 8.8.0.1009 3/13/2009

It is odd that the drivers shipped with 7 RC are dated newer but a lower version number, something is wrong.

Anyway, I am not really interested in having the latest drivers, but rather just want at least the Matrix Storage Console so I can monitor the status of my drives.

I am not sure if I should run the installer, because I am not sure if it is going to install bad drivers and cause problems.

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One could try the -n or -nodrv switches to prevent driver installation, or even just copy the installed files over...
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No kidding, I should have tried a /? or looked into the readme further. I tried -n and it worked, no reboot, just the console. Thanks :)

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Intel does not (suprisingly) support Windows 7 yet, but I figure the Vista x86 and x64 drivers should work the same on Windows 7.
http://downloadcente...i...01&lang=eng

The problem is the drivers in Windows 7 RC are 8.6.2.1012 4/8/2009

The latest package on Intel's site are 8.8.0.1009 3/13/2009

It is odd that the drivers shipped with 7 RC are dated newer but a lower version number, something is wrong.

Anyway, I am not really interested in having the latest drivers, but rather just want at least the Matrix Storage Console so I can monitor the status of my drives.

I am not sure if I should run the installer, because I am not sure if it is going to install bad drivers and cause problems.

Ideas?



i am running 8.8.1009 on win 7 64 bit without issue, it should install fine for you :)

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Thanks for the confirmation fizban2 :)

I have decided to hold off though as I came across some people are having problems with 8.8.0.1009 and 8.9.0.1023 here:
http://communities.i...m/message/25868
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nope,

i have 4 seagate drives and have had 0 issues with any build of windows 7, the early beta builds if i lost power unexpectedly would cause a rebuild of the array frequently but since RC had not had that issue

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Apparently a couple days after the last post here, Intel added drivers with official support for Windows 7 RC1 x86 and x64, interesting Server 2008 R2 is not 'supported' yet.

Note: The actual setup file is the same for both and contains drivers for both architectures.
x86 http://downloadcente.....mp;submit=Go!
x64 http://downloadcente.....mp;submit=Go!

readme http://downloadmirro.../eng/readme.txt
release notes http://downloadmirro...eleasenotes.htm
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Apparently a couple days after the last post here, Intel added drivers with official support for Windows 7 RC1 x86 and x64, interesting Server 2008 R2 is not 'supported' yet.

Note: The actual setup file is the same for both and contains drivers for both architectures.
x86 http://downloadcente.....mp;submit=Go!
x64 http://downloadcente.....mp;submit=Go!

readme http://downloadmirro.../eng/readme.txt
release notes http://downloadmirro...eleasenotes.htm


Thank you sir. I was waiting on that download to appear and forgot to check for it. :thumbup
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edit: not the exact software I thought it was. My mistake

Edited by Access Denied, 26 July 2009 - 05:02 PM.

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