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You shouldn't have to install any files to your HDD/SSD. Install to the USB drive. Don't use the "frugal" install methold. That methold is where you will end up with files on the C:\ drive. Also, the USB will not boot in UEFI mode, only BIOS.

How do i boot it directly from the BIOS?
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You shouldn't have to install any files to your HDD/SSD. Install to the USB drive. Don't use the "frugal" install methold. That methold is where you will end up with files on the C:\ drive. Also, the USB will not boot in UEFI mode, only BIOS.

How do i boot it directly from the BIOS?
Thank you.

Once you have UNetbootin installed, and a copy of the Parted magic .iso , run UNetbootin selecting the option to create the USB drive from a "disk image". point the USB creator to the Parted magic .iso, and create the "live" parted magic USB drive.

When you are ready to boot to the USB drive, select it as the first boot device in your BIOS/UEFI. Alternatively with your ASUS motherboard, you can select the USB drive directly from the "Boot" screen of the UEFI as a "boot override" option provided that the USB with the Parted magic installation is the first USB device listed in the "Boot priority" screen for USB devices.
Edited by xandypx - 12/19/11 at 9:51am
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Easiest thing to do is burn the .iso to a cd then boot from that.
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So I'll be getting my Crucial M4 a week today as a Christmas present, and I want to make sure I know what I'm doing biggrin.gif
As far as I can tell, all I need to do is:
Set drive mode to AHCI in the BIOS.
Install windows with only the SSD connected to my primary SATA Port.
Disable hibernation and disk defrag.
Download all windows updates.
Restart.
Connect second HDD and move the 'Users' and 'Program Files (x86)' to the second HDD, using the 'Location' tab under 'Properties'
And I should be good to go?
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Kyronn94 View Post

So I'll be getting my Crucial M4 a week today as a Christmas present, and I want to make sure I know what I'm doing biggrin.gif
As far as I can tell, all I need to do is:
Set drive mode to AHCI in the BIOS.
Install windows with only the SSD connected to my primary SATA Port.
Disable hibernation and disk defrag.
Download all windows updates.
Restart.
Connect second HDD and move the 'Users' and 'Program Files (x86)' to the second HDD, using the 'Location' tab under 'Properties'
And I should be good to go?
Thanks

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Y move the x86 folder?

Also,
Install Motherboard Drivers
Install newest SATA drivers
Run Windows Experience Index Assessment
check for TRIM
Change power options
And anti virus

basically steps 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,14,and 15.
and whatever else in teh second part of optimizations you want.
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Once you have UNetbootin installed, and a copy of the Parted magic .iso , run UNetbootin selecting the option to create the USB drive from a "disk image". point the USB creator to the Parted magic .iso, and create the "live" parted magic USB drive.
When you are ready to boot to the USB drive, select it as the first boot device in your BIOS/UEFI. Alternatively with your ASUS motherboard, you can select the USB drive directly from the "Boot" screen of the UEFI as a "boot override" option provided that the USB with the Parted magic installation is the first USB device listed in the "Boot priority" screen for USB devices.

I repped you for the help but i still can't get this to run. Could be the USB. It has been playing up now and again.
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Y move the x86 folder?
Also,
Install Motherboard Drivers
Install newest SATA drivers
Run Windows Experience Index Assessment
check for TRIM
Change power options
And anti virus
basically steps 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,14,and 15.
and whatever else in teh second part of optimizations you want.

Thanks for the quick reply smile.gif

I've made me a list so I don't forget anything.

Program Files x86 is the default on my current system, is it not supposed to be?
I'm still on an OEM install of Windows if that means anything.
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Y move the x86 folder?
Also,
Install Motherboard Drivers
Install newest SATA drivers
Run Windows Experience Index Assessment
check for TRIM
Change power options
And anti virus
basically steps 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,14,and 15.
and whatever else in teh second part of optimizations you want.

Thanks for the quick reply smile.gif

I've made me a list so I don't forget anything.

Program Files x86 is the default on my current system, is it not supposed to be?
I'm still on an OEM install of Windows if that means anything.

The x86 folder is supposed to be on the C: drive. leave it there that is where a bunch of your program files go.
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Sean, you might wanna try out those steps yourself for the bootable USB and booting parted magic for future reference to see if your guide needs changing in that section or if it's just my USB being a bugger.
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Sean, you might wanna try out those steps yourself for the bootable USB and booting parted magic for future reference to see if your guide needs changing in that section or if it's just my USB being a bugger.

I use parted magic on a CD and it works fine. the bootable usb works fine as well for dos .exe programs as well. Just not .isofiles like parted magic. You need to do what andy said http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ That ways works fine as well.
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