Installing Windows on EDAS FOX Ultimate or Optimized
1: Before proceeding to install windows, ensure you have a USB drive with the motherboards Intel C610 RAID driver. You can find it here:
2: Proceed with booting to the Windows Disc, select ‘Custom Advanced’ as your installation type.
3: Next at the hard drive selection screen. This should be blank, as you need to load the driver to get the OS hard drive recognized. If not, please shut down the computer and remove any drives that are being seen. (Windows has been known to place boot files on other drives)
4: While at the hard drive selection screen, click on the ‘Load Driver’ and browse to your USB drive and select the folder called ‘S_SATA_RAID’.
(You may need to click the check mark for “Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer”)
5: Once the driver has been loaded, you should now see your OS hard drive. Now proceed to delete any data on these drives before beginning the installation
6: Proceed with the installation of Windows until you get to the desktop.
7: Once at the desktop, proceed with placing the motherboard driver disc into the computer.
Should be labeled ‘C61x Server Support DVD’
8: Now click on the ‘Install All’ option to begin installation of all drivers.
If you are unable to find your driver disc, please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-420-7651
please have your serial number ready.
9: Once all the motherboard drivers are installed, you may proceed to update Windows. All additional drivers needed will be updated through Windows Update.
(If you do not have this computer connected to the internet, proceed to ‘Device Manager’ and see which drivers are still missing, you will need to either install drivers from any additional disc’s you have, or contact us for the correct drivers.)
10: Upon successful install of all drivers and Windows updates, you may now proceed to install any additional programs you are going to use.
11: Once you have everything set up, it is suggested that you now create an image of this operating system.
(If you have a prefered software you already use, now is the time to use it, otherwise the basic system image creation tool supplied by Windows is a great way to backup and restore)