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Hi, sorry if this question has been asked before, but I've just followed the guide up to the middle of the optimizations part.

I plugged my HDD back in, and am wondering, what happens to the Windows 7 on my HDD? Do I have to wipe the HDD? Are all the installed programs and stuff useless on it?

The previously install programs will most likely not work. and you should wipe the windows part of the drive.
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I'm a bit hesitant to reinstall everything. And will programs (like non-steam games) install to the HDD or the SSD?
Any programs previously installed will need to be reinstall. Install programs and games wherever you wish. It is up to you.
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Should I just do this part?
*Beta* How to: Use current OS HDD as a data drive after installing a SSD!

Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
Shrink the old HDD OS partition
Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
Then move the personal files to the new partition
When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
Then expand the new partition into the left over free space
Up to you, do what ever you want to/need to.
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Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.
And for redirecting user folders, should I use this guide? http://www.overclock.net/t/664738/how-to-setup-ssd-boot-drive-with-secondary-hard-disc-optimization/0_100

Don't you dare use that dreadful guide! lol I did it before and had to reinstall after...I tried it twice and it sux so much to me. Just right click the folders and click the location tab and change the location to wherever you want.
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eek.gif Whew, it's a good thing you warned me about that! By the right-click + location tab thing, do you mean this? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Redirect-a-folder-to-a-new-location

And do you know of any good back-up software I could use? Or should I just find a cheap external drive and copy all my important files onto it?
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eek.gif Whew, it's a good thing you warned me about that! By the right-click + location tab thing, do you mean this? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Redirect-a-folder-to-a-new-location

Yep that exactly.
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And do you know of any good back-up software I could use?
Freefilesync
Microsoft SyncToy
Easus Todo back up
Easus Disk Copy
Clonezilla
AceBackup
FBackup
GenieTimeline Free
PureSync
Toucan
Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free
SyncBackSE
Macrium Reflect or Windows Backup and Restore
GFI Backup
Back It Up!
Cobian Backup
Comodo Backup

....just to name a few

I like Freefilesync, Microsoft SyncToy, Easus Todo back up. I personally do this rather than use one of those programs though.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1125994/seans-data-backup-guide-using-robocopy
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Or should I just find a cheap external drive and copy all my important files onto it?

Well, you need a second drive to back the data up to any ways lol
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For the changing of SATA modes, I created a registry script that you can just click on to turn the 4 registry keys "start" values to 0.
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\pciide
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\msahci
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStorV
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\servic es\iaStor

Reg File: Allow changing of SATA modes

I double checked it but someone can check to make sure it's right that's more proficient with coding.


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Here's another tweak that sort of falls under the same category as UAC:

Remove the message – This publisher could not be verified when trying to install/run a new program.


Use this .reg file:

Disable "This publisher could not be verified when trying to install/run a new program." in Windows 7


Or do this:

You can turn off all of these messages by doing as follows:
Open up internet Explorer
Tools -> Internet options
Click on Security tab
Click on custom level button
Under “Launching applications and unsafe files” click enable

Now the security warnings are gone. However, Internet Explorer will complain everytime you open it by displaying an error page with a yellow information bar.

To get rid of it: (You must be running windows 7 Professional (or higher) ---> thanks xandypx)

Run "gpedit.msc"
Under "Computer Configuration"
Select "Administrative Templates"
"Windows Components"
"Internet Explorer"
Change "Turn off the Security Settings Check feature" to "Enabled"


Diable UAC via WIN+R:
Code:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Edited by exzacklyright - 12/11/11 at 11:54am
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Thanks exzacklyright, I'll check this out and add it.

Also, from the Crucial forums this is what targetbsp told me about Indexing.
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Indexing service is used to speed up searching within Outlook. And You can REALLY tell the difference between it on and off. Presumably other apps and/or Windows would also benefit from it so I wouldn't turn it off on the C300/M4 as they have ushc long life expectancies anyway. It's probably a different matter on the older M225's where they will benefit from reduced writes.

So basically I am taking the part on removing indexing out of the guide, so if you want just recheck the feature on your SSD's properties and allow it to be indexed. thumb.gif
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-snip-

Now the security warnings are gone. However, Internet Explorer will complain everytime you open it by displaying an error page with a yellow information bar.

To get rid of it:

Run "gpedit.msc"
Under "Computer Configuration"
Select "Administrative Templates"
"Windows Components"
"Internet Explorer"
Change "Turn off the Security Settings Check feature" to "Enabled"


Diable UAC via WIN+R:
Code:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Just a heads up for anyone wanting to use the Group Policy Editor snap in.

You must be running windows 7 Professional (or higher). The Group Policy Editor is not an included component of Windows 7 Home Edition.
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Is there any point/is it even possible to install drivers and such to an HDD while the OS is installed on the SSD?
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Thanks exzacklyright, I'll check this out and add it.
Also, from the Crucial forums this is what targetbsp told me about Indexing.
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Indexing service is used to speed up searching within Outlook. And You can REALLY tell the difference between it on and off. Presumably other apps and/or Windows would also benefit from it so I wouldn't turn it off on the C300/M4 as they have ushc long life expectancies anyway. It's probably a different matter on the older M225's where they will benefit from reduced writes.
So basically I am taking the part on removing indexing out of the guide, so if you want just recheck the feature on your SSD's properties and allow it to be indexed. thumb.gif
Sean, do you have any other recent updates you can tell me about? Its a pain to go back and look through the thread. biggrin.gif
    
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Sean, do you have any other recent updates you can tell me about? Its a pain to go back and look through the thread. biggrin.gif
Ummm, raid 0?

If you are using MBR use 1024 offset GPT 4096 Offset.
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Ummm, raid 0?
If you are using MBR use 1024 offset GPT 4096 Offset.
lol Got the raid 0 but had an issue with my mobo so it's been shipped to Asus.

Here's a couple ATTO benchmarks I did before wiping everything and packing the motherboard up. The first is with the latest Intel RST version 10.8.0.1003 but I made a mistake at aligning the raid in 4096kb sectors, as oppose to 1024kb which I did for the 2nd benchmark.
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And one with the Intel RST 11.5.0.1109 Alpha drivers. It gave me more solid uniform speeds, even though being a bit slower.
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