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So i lost my windows 7 ultimate disk and wanted to reinstall my OS and enable trim (break up raid) on my SSD since my read/write has dropped way below ~100mb/s. I still have the key (or i can at least look it up).

I have about 7-8 windows 7 professional discs laying around the apartment, is there a way i could use one of those? Or are there other methods?

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post #2 of 13
you can use them as long as you have the serial
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Yes you can use the serial on one of those discs.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
you can use them as long as you have the serial
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Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post
Yes you can use the serial on one of those discs.
okay, so i could use my professional discs and use my ultimate key/serial

thanks + reps
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post #5 of 13
Trim doesn't really work on vertex 2's anyway.It's garbage collection when you log off idle that cleans up the drive.Trim is pretty much non existent and it has been proven over at the ocz forums.
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Yup, I believe all Windows discs are identical, it just depends on the serial number you put in. I know for a fact if you choose not to put in a number when you install it lets you choose which version to put on.
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Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post
Trim doesn't really work on vertex 2's anyway.It's garbage collection when you log off idle that cleans up the drive.Trim is pretty much non existent and it has been proven over at the ocz forums.
well im using two vertex (not vertex 2) 60gb's currently this is what my raid is looking =\\. i thought maybe try to reformat and enable trim could bring the reads back (or closer) to its original speeds


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post #8 of 13
Be sure to secure erase the drives before re installing windows.A reformat is not enough.Also enabling trim doesn't do anything for the speed of the drive.And yes that score is horrible but it could be any number of things causing the problem.I too would do as you are too try and get the speed back.
Edited by djsi38t - 5/17/11 at 1:16pm
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post #9 of 13
you can follow this guide and have a list of the different editions show up to choose from when doing the install.

I took a 4gig thumb drive and made it bootable so that I could install windows 7 from it. after partitioning out the thumbdrive and putting in the bootable switches. You copy over the files from the Win7 Disc to it. Then search for the ei.cfg file and delete it.

Once you boot from usb device it will start the install process and give you a list of what edition you want to install.


http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...-media-or-iso/
post #10 of 13
You would have to first rip the windows 7 dvd to your HDD, there is a little file called ei.cfg which you must delete in order to be able to choose which version on windows you want to install. If you install it without deleting this file, then your key will not work.
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