Just received a brand new laptop. Wiped the installed Win 7 64 bit and put on a fresh copy on a new SSD. After the fact I realized I should have AHCI mode for performance. So I followed this guide
After rebooting I changed the BIOS from RAID to AHCI mode. Then on boot the system BSODs everytime. I had to switch it back to RAID in order to boot.
Why is it BSOD even after tweaking that registry setting? Is it possible I don't have a chipset driver installed? This is a link to the drivers Dell recommends, but I didn't want to go install a bunch of chipset drivers that I didn't really need. Any advice on what I would need to do in order to properly get ACHI enabled on my machine?