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Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance
Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance

Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance

Improve hard disk performance SATA disks can work both in a way that they only use the functions of the PATA disks as always, and, in the plates with Intel chipset, in a mode (AHCI, Advanced Host Controller Interface) in which has access to new features of SATA disks to Improve hard disk performance. The AHCI provides software developers and hardware designers with a standard method for detecting, configuring, and programming SATA / AHCI adapters. The AHCI is separate from the SATA 3Gbit / s standard, but exposes the advanced capabilities of SATA (such as hot swap and native command queue) so that host systems can use them.

Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance

If you have installed your operating system with an IDE but want to install it with the AHCI, then you have to enable the AHCI on your computer to Improve hard disk performance. This tutorial will show you how to enable AHCI in Windows 10 if you have installed the operating system with an IDE by mistake.

windows registry editor caution

windows registry editor caution

The Windows registry (Regedit) is a file in hexadecimal instruction is composed of a series of instructions, services, applications and necessary for the proper functioning of the operating system configurations. When we make a change in this record we risk this stop functioning properly and thus, our operating system will no longer do so and also without backup, it is very difficult to restore proper operation. Therefore, you must “take backup of Windows registry“.

To apply this Windows Features you should open Windows Registry Tool and browse the following Regedit path step by step or you can jump to target Windows Registry Tool with single click.

METHOD NO. 1

To apply setting of Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance

Copy the below code and save it as .reg, double click the saved file and accept all messages.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;Created by mr.neeo for www.neeosearch.com
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci]
"Start"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pciide]
"Start"=dword:00000000

To Restore setting of Switch from IDE to AHCI and Improve hard disk performance

Copy the below code and save it as .reg, double click the saved file and accept all messages.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;Created by mr.neeo for www.neeosearch.com
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci]
"Start"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pciide]
"Start"=dword:000000001

After applying anyone method from above you will see the following User Account Control “UAC“. This UAC will confirm “Do you want to allow this app to make change to your device?“. So if you want to open Windows Registry Editor tool you should click on “Yes”

create backup windows registry

METHOD NO. 2

Click on Windows Start button and type “cmd” from the filter result Command Prompt right click and open with run as administrator, and copy paste the following command

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal

Now reboot your computer, and open BIOS setting. From BIOS settings change IDE to AHCI drive configuration. Next save the BIOS setting and run Windows in safe mode. In safe mode desktop Click on Windows Start button and type “cmd” from the filter result Command Prompt right click and open with run as administrator, and copy paste the following command

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

Now reboot PC in normal mode, and its done.

METHOD NO. 3

Click on Windows Start button and type “cmd” from the filter result Command Prompt right click and open with run as administrator, and copy paste the following command

bcdedit /set safeboot minimal

Now reboot your computer, and open BIOS setting. From BIOS settings change IDE to AHCI drive configuration. Next save the BIOS setting and run Windows in safe mode. In safe mode desktop Click on Windows Start button and type “cmd” from the filter result Command Prompt right click and open with run as administrator, and copy paste the following command

bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

Once you have done method 2 or 3, Windows will automatically start in AHCI mode.

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