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Going to Install my OS on my SSD, anything i should do b4?

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I just bought one of them Crucial M4 64gb on newegg for $99. Anything i need to do other then format my spin hdd, and install the os onto the ssd? What should i install on it other then the ssd? I only play bcbf2, and maybe gonna get crysis 2. Should i install the windows updates and MSE onto it?
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btw, do i need an adapter to fit it in my hdd slots? anything like that? or just the m4 64gb?

maybe like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...M-_-20-148-441
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Follow this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html

The first 14 posts are the sections of the tutorial.
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what about an adapter?
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An adapter is useful, but my ssd did not come with one so I have it just sitting loose in my case. It has no moving parts, so even if the case moves there won't be any problems.
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what about an adapter?
I've seen quite a few people use Velcro to attach them to the outside of hard drive bays, sometimes even in the back of the PC (next to the motherboard tray). As noted there are no moving parts and very little if any heat, so just stick it where ever. Just make sure the cables won't get knocked loose if you bump it while gaming.
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