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post #1 of 12
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Hi guys, so here is what i plan to do when i get the SSD this week:

-Unplug HDDs
-Plug in SSD to port 1
-Start PC
-Update to 0007 firmware (if i dont already have it)
-Set BIOS : SATA controller to AHCI
: Set to boot from disc drive (This will be done already if firmware was updated)
-Follow this thread for partitioning, installing and setting up Windows 7:

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html

-Shutdown and plug in HDDs to mobo
-Start and set BIOS : Boot from SSD
-Format the HDD with the previous Windows install in Windows Explorer
-Install CS5
-Done!

Are those steps pretty much the way to do it?

Just wanna be sure lol

Thanks
Edited by 8564dan - 7/24/11 at 12:59pm
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what i did:

- plug ssd
- start pc
- set ahci
- set bios to boot from ssd
- install windows
- follow the link that you posted
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post #3 of 12
No need to format the SSD before installing Windows.
post #4 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post
No need to format the SSD before installing Windows.
Sorry i didnt mean format. I meant update to 0007 firmware. Ive fixed the OP now.
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How do i check what firmware my SSD has when i get it? Just plug it in and boot into Windows as normal and then check there?
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post #6 of 12
Yeh, you can run the AS SSD bench and it will show or you can go for harder method - check by Hardware Id in Device Properties.
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Thanks, apparantly its on the back of the SSD on the label so will have to check that...
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post #8 of 12
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I have decided to unplug the HDDs before i update the firmware. So the HDDs will be unplugged from the very start to when i have Windows 7 running on the SSD. (Have eddited this in OP)
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post
what i did:

- plug ssd
- start pc
- set ahci
- set bios to boot from ssd
- install windows
- follow the link that you posted
Don't want to threadjack but just confirming. I'm going to install my first SSD sometime today or tomorrow. Can I just do what Nethermir said and that's it? I can't risk messing anything up with my HDD.

So can I just install win 7 on the SSD like that then just be able to plug in the HDD and be able to access any program just as simply as I was before?

No issues?
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
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Don't want to threadjack but just confirming. I'm going to install my first SSD sometime today or tomorrow. Can I just do what Nethermir said and that's it? I can't risk messing anything up with my HDD.

So can I just install win 7 on the SSD like that then just be able to plug in the HDD and be able to access any program just as simply as I was before?

No issues?
Its best to do a complete format of the HDDs when you put them back in......well the one with the previous Win 7 install.

What SSD you got? Check you have he latest firmware too.
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