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When I mean clean install, I mean clean install from cd disk.

With new motherboards, I always clean install from cd disk and then immediately activate and then backup the install, so future clean installs can be done with backups instead of cd disks.

I read somewhere that you should do clean installs from cd disk. Anyone know the scoop?

Wear leveling/trim/garbage collection should fragment the ssd after a short while anyway, which makes this a moot point, no?
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What do you mean by "cd disk"? Do you mean a CD/DVD-R that you created for backup purposes? Or do you mean the Windows 7 installation DVD?

I guess I'm just confused about what you're asking.
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What's the question? If you're asking if restoring from a backup image is a bad idea, then no, not really. I keep an image of my SSD/OS partition for quick restore purposes in case of drive failure or something. I've restored a couple of times from backup images (moved to a bigger SSD) and haven't had any issues.
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I do the same with acronis. Only takes 20mins & saves a hell of a lot of time these days with drivers, tweaks etc.. Dont know if is as good as a clean install tho.
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