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Ideally decent computer builders should give you back the boxes with all the unused accessories. I guess in your case they just saved some money on you by keeping some stuff. And yeh, I kinda forgot that some PSU are non-modular This means that all the cables are not detachable and are permanently attached to your PSU, which is good for you - you can just use one of these cables to connect to the SSD. But regarding the SATA cable, it should've been in your motherboard box.
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Just to reiterate what was said- make sure you unplug the HDDs before installing Windows on the SSD-- just got thru some issues from making that mistake
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Ideally decent computer builders should give you back the boxes with all the unused accessories. I guess in your case they just saved some money on you by keeping some stuff. And yeh, I kinda forgot that some PSU are non-modular This means that all the cables are not detachable and are permanently attached to your PSU, which is good for you - you can just use one of these cables to connect to the SSD. But regarding the SATA cable, it should've been in your motherboard box.
Yeah i know lol. Really glad mine is non modular now. The SATA cable i havent got. I thought it came with the SSD but in most cases i now know that it doesnt.

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Just to reiterate what was said- make sure you unplug the HDDs before installing Windows on the SSD-- just got thru some issues from making that mistake
Thanks for the heads up again. Im definately going to unplug the HDDs to install Windows on the SSD and then reformat the HDD which has the old Windows install on.

Thanks guys!
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Before installing windows I always unplug all hdds plugged into the computer except the drive that windows will be installed on. If there are any drives plugged in, even without windows installed, the install will put something on the boot record of all the hdds it sees. I then boot the usb or disk and go into repair your computer. Then I choose use recovery tools. Go to command prompt and then use diskpart to create and format a partition. Then reboot and then run install windows 7. That way the install doesn't create a 100mb partition.
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I just went through this. I had the boot record created on the non-system HDD, if I just do a quick format will it remove everything or is something more required
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I just went through this. I had the boot record created on the non-system HDD, if I just do a quick format will it remove everything or is something more required
Reinstall if it isn't too much of an issue. It will be headache if you ever plan to remove that HDD.
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