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Windows 7 Install Optimization Guide For Ssds Hdds By Sean Webster


Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs



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Why I created this guide:
I originally made this for myself, family and friends, but since most of the guides here are getting out if date and are lacking information I decided to share it here. I have spent hours upon hours, even days researching, testing, and validating the information you are about to read over. This guide meant to help anyone with a SSD/HDD install and optimize their Windows 7 installation. I've spent hours upon hours looking up info and reinstalled Windows 7 over 100 times now, this is the best way to go about installation in my eyes. Please read this thoroughly, I know there is a lot of info, but the actual installation only takes a few minutes and there are only a few quick steps. I guarantee you will have learned something new after reading this thread. Furthermore, I will constantly update this guide for everyone's benefit. If you would like me to put up a video on a step or something just ask and I will have one up shortly. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let me know as well!

If you have any problem or question on the guide, windows, storage, firmware, drivers, whatever please do not hesitate to ask in this thread!

A quick word on SSDs:
SSDs do NOT require the confusing and intense setup that a lot of people seem to suggest. The current day SSDs are much more reliable and literally all that is necessary is to change the SATA mode to AHCI or RAID in the BIOS/UEFI, install, and you are good to go. I highly recommend reinstalling your OS instead of migrating/mirroring it from a HDD when you get a SSD. It may take longer, but it is worth it in the end. Also, if you want to learn more about SSDs or see my recommended SSDs then click here: (More info here)

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Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs

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Comments (1)

I am having an issue where it takes FOREVER for anything to install on my system. I followed this guid and have a feeling it might have been something I turned off. My main system drive is on a 64GB crucial m4.

Any ideas?
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