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This has been properly answered already or probably dumb question:

I always use CCleaner before i shut off my pc for the day; I get up to 900MB or 900000kb on IE temp internet files and on Google internet cache; do I uncheck them or is it ok to clear them everyday on my SSD?

Do they count as "writes" on the disk?
    
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why can't a mod sticky this thread already? it keeps floating around the first page for a month now. tongue.gif

What? It's been sticky since the second or third day of new forum.
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I just read the first post and there is something I'd like to ask:

I've come accross some details about usb booting for uefi install of windows that seem to be missing. Is it because they are not necessary?

Check out the first post of this thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=209045

Thanks for your great guide Sean!

What is missing? Basically the same thing as my guide lol. I know I need to streamline the text part though.
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Instructions:
  1. In the root of your USB drive, there is the \efi\microsoft\boot directory. Copy this directory one level up so the files also reside under \efi\boot.
  2. Copy the bootmgfw.efi file to \efi\boot, and rename it to bootx64.efi.
  3. Test the USB drive in a UEFI system. It should automatically boot with the UEFI method, but you may have to specifically choose UEFI boot depending on your system.

That's it!
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I would just use the sata 2 ports on your mobo. :/
Ah I see now that I look into it I think that is what it meant, it only backs up the files, not the image.
The Windows tool will work fine. I have used it 3 times already with GPT set ups. 2 times on my system I successfully restored my OS and anther time on my fathers PC. One time I had an issue on mine, but I found out the problem was something unrelated to windows.
Todo doesn't support it yet. frown.gif
Windows seems like the only choice atm. So if you have used the GPT format then just use windows to image the disk. If you haven't installed yet just use MBR.

What do you mean that your previous problem is not Windows related? So what was it?

i compress my images with 7 zip and when I extracted it the first time I'm pretty sure it messed up, the second extraction worked fine...nothing Windows related imo.
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why can't a mod sticky this thread already? it keeps floating around the first page for a month now. tongue.gif

It is lol, it has been a sticky since the first week it was out!
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Sean, +rep! thumb.gif

Thanks! smile.gif
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why can't a mod sticky this thread already? it keeps floating around the first page for a month now. tongue.gif

+1

It is lol, it has been a sticky since the first week it was out!
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This has been properly answered already or probably dumb question:

I always use CCleaner before i shut off my pc for the day; I get up to 900MB or 900000kb on IE temp internet files and on Google internet cache; do I uncheck them or is it ok to clear them everyday on my SSD?

Do they count as "writes" on the disk?

Deleting them doesn't count as writes, but when they go back on the drive it does...it really doesn't matter though, your drive is going to last a while.
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why can't a mod sticky this thread already? it keeps floating around the first page for a month now. tongue.gif

What? It's been sticky since the second or third day of new forum.

Thank you! smile.gif
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So that means that a normal restoration process of the GPT image will work flawlessly?
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@ Water Cooled

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So that means that a normal restoration process of the GPT image will work flawlessly?

Exactly...but if you ever have issues I can fix it most likely. thumb.gif
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I figure I'll just ask this here...

I get my first ever SSD in like a week... So do I just unplug my HDD, plug in the new SSD, do the guide and install windows and that's it? My SSD will be plug n' play? Its the Samsung 830. Not sure if I have to download any special software or drivers for it...? I'm a mega noob when it comes to SSDs...if you couldn't tell. doh.gif
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I figure I'll just ask this here...

I get my first ever SSD in like a week... So do I just unplug my HDD, plug in the new SSD, do the guide and install windows and that's it? My SSD will be plug n' play? Its the Samsung 830. Not sure if I have to download any special software or drivers for it...? I'm a mega noob when it comes to SSDs...if you couldn't tell. doh.gif

NOOOOB! LOL

Yea, plug n' play. smile.gif
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i noticed you changed the alignment size for raid. is there any particular reason for that?
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i noticed you changed the alignment size for raid. is there any particular reason for that?

Yea, for MBR RAID 0 my friend got better results from 1024 over than the 4096...if you want you can test it out.
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