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Hi guys, disabled system restore for my SSD. I have my PC up to scratch with all music and drivers where i want them. Before i install CS5 and Office should i make a backup image? I dont have any luck with ATI drivers lol, i get a BSOD with 11.6, havent tried 11.7 yet but as i wont have a restore point to go back to, i want something. So is a backup image the best bet?

Once i have made the image, do i boot from it whenever i want to go back to it?

Is it best to use and external HDD or DVD(s)?

Thanks guys!
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http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html

This is a really good tutorial on how to optimize Windows 7 for you SSD, I used it on mine. Disabling System restore is a start, but you want to turn off other things like Indexing, Superfetch, Prefetch, Bootfetch, Change Temp files for the OS and for your Browser, making sure that ACHI is enabled in your BIOS and that TRIM is enabled, and so on and so forth. Most of this can be done with a program called SSDTweaker, but I did it all manually.

For changing the cache folder in Firefox, do this:
1) Open up FireFox, type "about:config" in the URL bar, and it'll take you to the configurations of FireFox.
2) Right click and do "New -> String"
3) Type in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory in the first box
4) Type in your folder URL that you want in the second box (ie. I used "J:\\FireFoxTemp")

Once you do all, for most of that, you should be good to go.

As for backups, I'd make a backup right now, label it however you want making sure you know it's a fresh install with minimal changes. Then I'd make all of the changes I listed above, call it "Optimized version" or whatever, then continue on installing whatever you'd like. Should the Catalyst drivers cause an issue, you can easily revert back to one of those two images.
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Originally Posted by `br4dz- View Post
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html

This is a really good tutorial on how to optimize Windows 7 for you SSD, I used it on mine. Disabling System restore is a start, but you want to turn off other things like Indexing, Superfetch, Prefetch, Bootfetch, Change Temp files for the OS and for your Browser, making sure that ACHI is enabled in your BIOS and that TRIM is enabled, and so on and so forth. Most of this can be done with a program called SSDTweaker, but I did it all manually.

For changing the cache folder in Firefox, do this:
1) Open up FireFox, type "about:config" in the URL bar, and it'll take you to the configurations of FireFox.
2) Right click and do "New -> String"
3) Type in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory in the first box
4) Type in your folder URL that you want in the second box (ie. I used "J:\\FireFoxTemp")

Once you do all, for most of that, you should be good to go.

As for backups, I'd make a backup right now, label it however you want making sure you know it's a fresh install with minimal changes. Then I'd make all of the changes I listed above, call it "Optimized version" or whatever, then continue on installing whatever you'd like. Should the Catalyst drivers cause an issue, you can easily revert back to one of those two images.
Thanks for the info however i have already followed this thread:

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

I really only want to know the best way to do an image and then how to use it?
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Ok i know how to do it all now but i have one question!

If i click on two+ drives to backup in the image. When i restore the image, will all the data be restored on to the same drives i took them off?

For example: 30GB from SSD, 20GB HDD1, 50GB HDD2

when i restore the image will it be exactly the same: 30GB from SSD, 20GB HDD1, 50GB HDD2

Hope you can understand what i mean lol.
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