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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.
ah, okay ill do a secure erase. hmmm well i thought its used to manage garbage collection? or something so that it doesnt get damage and lower its performance? .. i think .. not a ssd expert. What would be the best way to err.."fix" the drives?

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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/
Thanks ill look into this tonight when i get home

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Question.. just made a bootable flash drive, what would be the best way to copy a windows 7 disc onto the flash drive? So i could edit the files and do whats in the tutorial above since the 2 programs in the tutorial are payed programs

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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?

Thanks!
Since you have Windows 7 Professional disks, these might help:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...-media-or-iso/

http://lifehacker.com/5438005/eicfg-...windows-7-disc



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Question.. just made a bootable flash drive, what would be the best way to copy a windows 7 disc onto the flash drive? So i could edit the files and do whats in the tutorial above since the 2 programs in the tutorial are payed programs

Thanks!
Simple copy and paste method:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ve-create.html



USB DVD Tool: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...usbdvd_dwnTool
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