Currently my PC has Windows 10 Professional (32-bit). The motherboard has the H57 intel chipset. I am using the intel RAID feature and the boot disk (C:) is a RAID with 2 identical disk. I am using RST version 126.96.36.1992. This combination is not supported but has been working for sometime. One issue I have that may be associated to some RST bug is that renaiming a directory sometimes makes file explorer to hang. I would like to change to a supported configuration but if possible I would like:
- To keep Windows 10
- Not to reinstall Windows/applications or perform a backup/restore
- To keep a RAID 1 (C:) boot disk
These is what I thinking that may work but since never have done I am not sure, and that is what I am checking here:
1) Break the intel RAID 1 (from motherboad bios menu). Though the function says I will lose the data I read somewhere that it is not really the case and I should continue to be able to boot from disk 1 without any problem after this.
2) Uninstall RST software. I am still keeping the motherboard configuration of SATA as RAID (rather than AHCI) but my understanding is that since at this point I don't have a raid volume I don't need the Intel RST sofware.
3) Change the boot disk from Basic to Dynamic
4) Format disk 2 (previously a mirror of disk 1, now a separate independent disk) as dynamic.
6) Use Windows 10 mirroring to mirror disk 1 to disk 2 (now using Windows mirroring rather than Intel RAID/RST).
Should this work or I am missing something?
Just like you mentioned before your chipset model does not support Windows® 10, I will do my best in order to help you but this fact may end up being the main factor of your issue.
- You can break the RAID, since your configuration is RAID 1 you should not lose data.
- You can uninstall that version; however, bear in mind that this chipset controller does not support Windows® 10 and from our end there are no Intel® RST RAID Drivers.
- 4. 5. Are good options, but these will depend on the operating system and the features available for the chipset model.
That is correct, this chipset is not compatible with Windows® 10, the latest supported operating system is Windows 7. The http://ark.intel.com/products/42700/Intel-H57-Express-Chipset Intel® H57 Express Chipset Product Specifications was released back in 2010, it's been 7 years.