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Ccleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Then add CCEnhancer to it.
http://thewebatom.net/software/ccenhancer/download/

Will clean up all the extra cap you dont need.
To be honest that won't make much difference, especially with a clean Windows install.
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To be honest that won't make much difference, especially with a clean Windows install.
Well no, but it will help keep the crap off the ssd.
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Yes. Your read/writes won't see massive improvements but your access times sure will. 15ms to .1ms< will feel night and day, I assure you.
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Windows will take ~20GB after it's updated and everything with hibernation disabled and the page file reduced. If that's too much I suppose there are ways to cut it down some more, but it might not be worth it.
It also takes up space if you want to have Windows XP mode. Another 15gb i believe.
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2. Replace RAID0 array for a SATA 3 120GB SSD and use my ext 1TB for storage.

is your best option, it will allow you to install all your programs and several games on their as well.
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Just so I can trim Win7 down more, could someone give me a good Win7 trim guide? (delete install files, useless garbage)
I created a custom Windows 7 Prof disk with lots of the useless default programs/services removed such as support for projectors, the Disk Defrag tool, all the built in wallpapers/songs.

There are loads of things that you never really use, especially if it's only you using. Parental controls and UAC for example are meaningless and only slow down/waste system resources.

Using RT7Lite you can edit your install, slipstream any updates/programs, set up an easy unattended install.

This thread has most of the services/programs listed that you can safely remove.

After I did it all, it's noticeably faster in comparison to a default install.

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There is also an SSD optimisation guide here for getting the most out of a new SSD.
Edited by Browncoat - 8/3/11 at 9:17am
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I created a custom Windows 7 Prof disk with lots of the useless default programs/services removed such as support for projectors, the Disk Defrag tool, all the built in wallpapers/songs.

There are loads of things that you never really use, especially if it's only you using. Parental controls and UAC for example are meaningless and only slow down/waste system resources.

Using RT7Lite you can edit your install, slipstream any updates/programs, set up an easy unattended install.

This thread has most of the services/programs listed that you can safely remove.

After I did it all, it's noticeably faster in comparison to a default install.
What size did you mange to cut the install down to? I may try something like this to see what I can do...
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The actual ISO went from around 3GB down to around 1.8GB, I'll get you a figure for the actual installed size soon.
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