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Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs By Sean Webster


Sean's Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs




Why I created this guide:
Well, because of all the positive feedback I got from my Windows 7 Install and Optimization Guide I decided to make one for Windows 8! This guide meant to help anyone with a SSD/HDD install and optimize their Windows 8 installation (Windows 8 consumer preview atm). I am currently using Windows 8 in virtual machines, I am pretty new to the new OS design so I will constantly update this guide for everyone's benefit as I learn more. 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 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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Windows 8 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs

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