Solved installing windows on OEM SSD - cant find drivers

Ocz technology Ocz 120gb agility2 sata 3...
July 9, 2013 at 16:16:12
Specs: WIndows 7, i3 3220 / 8gb
Hey all, I'll try to be as specific as I can, not super tech saavy when it comes to fresh installs on systems. I bought an OCZ agility 2 OEM from newegg and am booting up the PC for the first time, trying to install windows right now. I want to install win 7 to the SSD, first time I booted up I put in the windows install disk before going into BIOS and all that. It prompted me to select which drive to install to, but I didn't have any showing up because even though the SSD is plugged in all correctly, I dont have drivers installed. so it tells me to insert disk with the drivers. but it was OEM so I didnt get any. I downloaded all available drivers from the OCZ driver page (all 3) and put them on the disk, and tried to load it up. it didnt find any drivers that are compatible with my hardware, so now I'm stuck here wondering what to do. I have another HDD, also OEM but its newerish so I'd think i'll be able to find drivers for that if I HAVE to, but i want to install to the SSD.

Mobo - ASrock z77 extreme 4
ocz agility 2 120gb
i3 3220 CPU


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#1
July 9, 2013 at 16:17:28
Also, I turned the comp off in the middle of the windows installation, now when i boot up it goes straight to the UEFI/BIOS and even when i put the windows disk in it goes to UEFI/BIOS. how do i change that?

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#2
July 9, 2013 at 20:47:57
"I turned the comp off in the middle of the windows installation"

Why did you do that? Start over again. Manually configure the BIOS settings as needed to match your CPU, RAM, graphics, etc - do you know how to do that? Make sure the SSD is the only drive connected to the motherboard (other than the DVD drive) & configure the boot order so that the DVD drive is 1st . Boot off the Windows disk, delete the partition you created the 1st time around, create a new one & format using NTFS. You don't need drivers until after Windows is installed & they will be found on the motherboard CD or at the ASRock website, not the OCZ website. You need drivers for the motherboard chipset, audio, video, network, etc. Have you ever installed Windows before?


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#3
July 9, 2013 at 23:05:17
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No I haven't. I ended up getting it installed, albeit on my HDD instead of SDD. i am missing one SATA cable so i took the cable that was connected to the SSD and connected it to the HDD, and windows installation found that instantly. SO I'm thinking its an issue with the SSD. faulty hardware? I threw away the box so I can't return it :(

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#4
July 11, 2013 at 19:43:30
Your SSD is probably SATA III and your HS and cable may be SATA II. Theoretically, this should work, but it may be better if you purchase a SATA cable and try that before you write it off completely.
Since Window sis already installed, try connecting it as a second drive to see if it is recognized in Disk Manager, if it is, Partition it and format it to NTSF. If it works, you can unplug the HD and try the install again directly to the SSD. If that works, you can format the HD and use it for storage and for a back up image of your SSD.
If it still does not work, you may not be able to return it to where you purchased it, but you still have a warranty and you can get an RMA from them to get a replacement.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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