Updating windows vista 34 to 64

My first choice was a Western Digital WD5000BEKT from Amazon.

It worked OK, but was too noisy: Strange Laptop Drive Noise: “Whoosh” Next choice was a Hitachi 0S02858.

The error popup says that the service isn’t running but task manager says that it is.

You’ve just been bitten by the new Advanced Format (4k-byte sector) hard drives.

My fix was to manually install the latest Intel driver: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (link may be stale – see update below) That installs a lot more than necessary – AFAICS – but was an easy fix.

fsutil now reports the 4096-byte sector size, and Windows Update works.

To cut to the chase, SP1 and the hotfix weren’t correctly updating the storage driver, so it couldn’t report sector size to Windows.

Microsoft explanation and hotfix link: An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available On my Think Pad T400, the hotfix just errored out with no additional information.

Kermit 95 also operates under IBM OS/2 3.0 and later; this is a separate executable that is available only on the Kermit 95 2.0 CDROM that comes in the retail shrinkwrap package.

Kermit 95 does not operate under "mini" versions of Windows such as Windows CE, Pocket PC, or Windows Mobile, nor can it be used in Windows 3.1 or earlier.

I recently upgraded my Think Pad T400 (Windows 7 Pro 64) from a 320GB 7200RPM drive to a 500GB 7200RPM drive.

It was a simple process using Acronis: Cloning Hard Drives With Acronis.

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