Intel Rapid Storage Technology Issues in Windows 8.1?

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 I was having difficulty with Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology on my HP laptop.  Under most circumstances it was okay, but it would lock up when defragmenting a disk and I couldn’t start the service, at least not for more than a second or so.  As Intel so succinctly suggested, I reinstalled/updated the application and it seems to have righted itself.  If you’re having trouble like this, I suggest you visit the RST Download Center at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=23060 – if in doubt, choose the SetupRST.exe file.

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