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QUESTIONS ...

1) In the ASRock UEFI Bios/Boot/Boot Option #1 ... which option do I choose to have Win7 intall disk boot from? I have 2 kinds of choices for only "One" connected DVD drive?

a) UEFI: Optiarc DVD ... OR

b) AHCI: P5: Optiarc DVD ...

Just use the the MBR guide and use the "AHCI: P5: Optiarc DVD" to boot from.
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Just use the the MBR guide and use the "AHCI: P5: Optiarc DVD" to boot from.

Thanks Sean ... I hope your Karma meter (stockings) are full for x-mas! I would've guessed wrong and used the UEFI dvd option :I ... what is that for?
AND I assume I should use the GPT/ 4096 install for best performance once I do officially get my SSD?
 
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Thanks Sean ... I hope your Karma meter (stockings) are full for x-mas!

I wish frown.gif
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I would've guessed wrong and used the UEFI dvd option :I ... what is that for?

It wouldn't have been wrong, but it is really only if you are installing on a GPT formatted drive.
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AND I assume I should use the GPT/ 4096 install for best performance once I do officially get my SSD?

Stick with the MBR still, GPT is mainly for people installing on drive partitions over 2.2TB and others that want to "experiment" with it.
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Ok Sean as requested i will try and get some useful info into this thread for you, just like my 4096 alignment information! I'm so jelly bro!
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Stick with the MBR still, GPT is mainly for people installing on drive partitions over 2.2TB and others that want to "experiment" with it.
[/quote]

Thanks! now I'm back here again (MBR/4096 - 15.1MB total install!) ...

Restart for the first time: Applies to SSD/HDD 1.Open the Start Menu
2.Click the arrow next to Shut down
3.Click Restart
Note: Plug in any secondary drives, if so, just click Shut down instead of restart. This applies all the changes.

When I add my 1TB F3 (secondary drive) back in do I need to delete my old Win7 OS off of there 1st (it's on it's own partition within that drive) so things don't go wonky again or should it be OK and I just missed something last time? I want to save all the games etc, or I'd just wipe the whole drive and it's 3 partions. Just want to get this cleared up as I'll be doing the same thing with the SSD hopefully after x-mas smile.gif ... And the secondary F3 I'm sure was originally (default) aligned @1024 will that be a problem now? and/or later with the SSD if I also format that MBR/4096?

Thanks again for all your help, sorry for so many questions.
 
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Thanks! now I'm back here again (MBR/4096 - 15.1MB total install!) ...

Restart for the first time: Applies to SSD/HDD 1.Open the Start Menu
2.Click the arrow next to Shut down
3.Click Restart
Note: Plug in any secondary drives, if so, just click Shut down instead of restart. This applies all the changes.

When I add my 1TB F3 (secondary drive) back in do I need to delete my old Win7 OS off of there 1st (it's on it's own partition within that drive) so things don't go wonky again or should it be OK and I just missed something last time? I want to save all the games etc, or I'd just wipe the whole drive and it's 3 partions. Just want to get this cleared up as I'll be doing the same thing with the SSD hopefully after x-mas smile.gif ...

in disk management there should show you a 100mb partition on the secondary drive, delete it if you see it. if there is one on your OS disk do not delete that one.

as for the when whole windows you can delete it no problem as well
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And the secondary F3 I'm sure was originally (default) aligned @1024 will that be a problem now? and/or later with the SSD if I also format that MBR/4096?

Thanks again for all your help, sorry for so many questions.

no need to change it.
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I will add stuff to your buyer guide in the afternoon Sean.
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figured out my free space reporting prob. w trim the os takes a min to do a complete awareness of total space.
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Thanks! now I'm back here again (MBR/4096 - 15.1MB total install!) ...

Restart for the first time: Applies to SSD/HDD 1.Open the Start Menu
2.Click the arrow next to Shut down
3.Click Restart
Note: Plug in any secondary drives, if so, just click Shut down instead of restart. This applies all the changes.

When I add my 1TB F3 (secondary drive) back in do I need to delete my old Win7 OS off of there 1st (it's on it's own partition within that drive) so things don't go wonky again or should it be OK and I just missed something last time? I want to save all the games etc, or I'd just wipe the whole drive and it's 3 partions. Just want to get this cleared up as I'll be doing the same thing with the SSD hopefully after x-mas smile.gif ...

in disk management there should show you a 100mb partition on the secondary drive, delete it if you see it. if there is one on your OS disk do not delete that one.

as for the when whole windows you can delete it no problem as well
Quote:

And the secondary F3 I'm sure was originally (default) aligned @1024 will that be a problem now? and/or later with the SSD if I also format that MBR/4096?

Thanks again for all your help, sorry for so many questions.

no need to change it.




Before you delete the entire Windows partition from the "Old" install, check your "Users" folders under your Main login name on the old drive, especially the hidden directory "App Data". You will more than likely find all of your saved games information in this directory. Copy these files to a safe place, retaining the directory structure. That way, you can recopy them back to the same directories under your new "User" directory after your Windows 7 installation to the SSD, and not lose any saved game information.
Edited by xandypx - 12/17/11 at 10:36pm
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Hope someone can help me with this ASAP!

I just installed my two brand new SSDs (Corsair Force GT 120GB) for the very first time. I turned the computer on and now it won't boot into Windows! mad.gif

When I go into the BIOS, only the Corsair Force GTs and my 1TB Samsung HDD show up in the Boot Device menu! My OS is currently installed on my "old" SSDs (2 G-SKILL 32GB in RAID-0). I have both the old SSDs and the new Corsair SSDs plugged into a 4-drive SSD cage (with one cable that has 4 SATA connections and one Molex connector for power). Why are my "old" SSDs not being recognized?

I tried switching the "Storage Configuration" to AHCI (From RAID) and that didn't help. I set it back to RAID mode to no avail.

Please help!

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