Cutting through the chase & straight to the solution:
If you are upgrading through the device manager:
- Unpack the 10.6.0.1002 Drivers
- Go to the AHCI controller
- Install from a list or specific location
- Don't search. I will choose the driver to install
- Select your controller.
- Have disk.
- Go to the location where you unpacked the 10.x series driver
- Select the iaAHCI.inf file.
- When the list opens up, choose: Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
- Ignore the warnings & reboot.
If you are integrating in a Windows custom disk, use the old 9.6x series & upgrade, after the installation ends, following the above instructions.
WARNING: Please, remember that this solution/fix/workaround IS NOT SUPPORTED IN ANY WAY NEITHER BY ME NOR BY INTEL. IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE IT A TRY, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN! I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF THIS ARTICLE LEADS YOUR HD TO A COMPLETE CRASH OR YOUR DATA TO THE GRAVE.
I did the above on a 965P & a 965 Mobile and I'm running fine. No problems whatsoever.