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Originally Posted by xandypx View Post

Usually no, but only if the secondary drive has unallocated space. If the secondary drive is fully partitioned and formatted, windows can't create a new partition on the secondary drive, and the reserved partition will still end up on the SSD if it hasn't been pre-partitioned.
With GPT, basicially the same thing applies. You don't have to have the 100MB partition, but it is not adviseable to remove it. Only because it is used (written to) by the UEFI, during POST, as the UEFI polls the system and finds hardware changes. Under MBR, the recovery partition, after it has all the information required for a typical boot, is not written to, unless a major change to the OS is made (ie... a windows update that changes something related to the BCD [Win7 SP1 as an example]).
With GPT, it is possible to get the BCD information onto the primary partition (just like MBR), but eventually the information written by the UEFI ends up scattered all over the primary partition, which may cause later problems. The only "real" requirement of GPT (under windows), is that the free space for the MSR cannot be removed, for windows to function with GPT.

Thanks. About my question a few days ago, why is that I already deleted all partitions in my OS drive and then used the jumper to reset the CMOS/NVRAM of my board but upon booting I still see that pesky Windows Boot Manager icon?
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Sorry if this was in the guide, but what do I do if I have windows and all of my other things installed on my hard drive?
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Sorry if this was in the guide, but what do I do if I have windows and all of my other things installed on my hard drive?

Are you installing on a SSD or the same HDD?
*Beta* How to: Use current OS HDD as a data drive after installing a SSD!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If your personal data is backed up to another media just right click the HDD in Windows when you are done installing the new OS and click format.

or the better way...
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type active, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter

If you can't save your personal data to another medium you can do...

Option 1: Okay option
Once you have windows installed you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files and partitions that may be on there as well)

Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
  1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
  3. Then move the personal files to the new partition
  4. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
  5. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space

Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Are you installing on a SSD or the same HDD?
*Beta* How to: Use current OS HDD as a data drive after installing a SSD!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If your personal data is backed up to another media just right click the HDD in Windows when you are done installing the new OS and click format.
or the better way...
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type active, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter
If you can't save your personal data to another medium you can do...
Option 1: Okay option
Once you have windows installed you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files and partitions that may be on there as well)
Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
  1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
  3. Then move the personal files to the new partition
  4. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
  5. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space
Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.

I'm installing on the ssd
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Originally Posted by drawoh kcirtap View Post

I'm installing on the ssd


Once you have windows installed you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files and partitions that may be on there as well) And make sure you have all the data backed up including game saves
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Anyway you may consider adding something to show people a few ways to free up space when their drives are nearly full? Maybe a program showing the size of folder contents or something like that? Very nice job on the thread.

 
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With all things done in the guide plus all the drivers and Microsoft Office, approximately how big should I expect is the used space in my SSD?
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With all things done in the guide plus all the drivers and Microsoft Office, approximately how big should I expect is the used space in my SSD?

i just redone my setup and approx 18-20gb
i have a couple of extra apps installed thtas why i take the 2gb marge:p
also at sean.
im not native english so i dont understand what you mean with do not use the marvel poorts.
could you explain it please a little bit in simpler words for my noobishm:p
ive i use them it should give bad 4k readings from what i understand
i did the benches could you please take alook if its ok or if im using the marvel poort for my ssd?
system specs are in my sig.
thanks you for reading:D
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edit: i know its offtopic but im new and dunno where to find it:S
where can i adjust my rig thats in my sig?
when i go there in profiles its all blank and says i dont have a rig:s
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Is it just me or are people with the crucial m4 in their system losing also the "windows 7 startup sound" every time we boot up our system? It seems that the boot is so fast that it doesn't play that infamous startup sound.
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