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Do you have system protection enabled, hibernation on, what size pagefile, indexing enabled?
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Weird, because I have the default theme of Win7? Why don't I have that sound. It's the first time that happened to me. Do you have GUI boot enabled or disabled? I have mine disabled.
Mine works fine.

System protection is disabled, hibernation disable, 400MB pagefile, and indexing enabled.

I don't know what's wrong with my Windows 7 startup sound. Do you have GUI boot enabled or disabled?

BTW, one comment on the guide, I think it would be better if you put the step where you changed the power setting of the system to 'High Performace' BEFORE running WEI assessment. In this way you are sure that you're running your system to the fullest.
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Do you have system protection enabled, hibernation on, what size pagefile, indexing enabled?
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Weird, because I have the default theme of Win7? Why don't I have that sound. It's the first time that happened to me. Do you have GUI boot enabled or disabled? I have mine disabled.
Mine works fine.

System protection is disabled, hibernation disable, 400MB pagefile, and indexing enabled.

I don't know what's wrong with my Windows 7 startup sound. Do you have GUI boot enabled or disabled?

It is disabled idk what's up with yours...

right click the speaker in the taskbar click sounds and go from there maybe?
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BTW, one comment on the guide, I think it would be better if you put the step where you changed the power setting of the system to 'High Performace' BEFORE running WEI assessment. In this way you are sure that you're running your system to the fullest.

Thanks, good point smile.gif
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I did a quick skim of the guide and didn't see mention of any enabling/disabling "compress this drive to save disk space" of an SSD w/in SSD properties.

Im on limited space, so is it best to enable this feature...?
 
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I did a quick skim of the guide and didn't see mention of any enabling/disabling "compress this drive to save disk space" of an SSD w/in SSD properties.

Im on limited space, so is it best to enable this feature...?

You can if you want, if uses up CPU power lol.

Here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-ntfs-compression,3073.html
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It is disabled idk what's up with yours...
right click the speaker in the taskbar click sounds and go from there maybe?
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BTW, one comment on the guide, I think it would be better if you put the step where you changed the power setting of the system to 'High Performace' BEFORE running WEI assessment. In this way you are sure that you're running your system to the fullest.
Thanks, good point smile.gif

I have already checked the sound properties and "play windows startup sound" is checked.
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Sean,

 

 

 

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"Sage Storage Maharishi"

 

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Hi i would love some advice and expert suggestions for beginners. Sure i could read all that contraption but my head hurts and i wanna get started lol tongue.gif Yea i'm lazy but honestly i can read it all but i want to hear from all of you first before proceeding anything. I got my very FIRST SSD from Best Buy. Yes Best Buy. I took an advantage of it because they were stupid to price it. It was supposed to be 149.96 but i got it for a 100 dollars. a Intel 320 Series 80gb hard drive. You heard me right. Not only that it's a good thing i held onto that 10 dollar gift card from BB a year ago from buying Crysis 2 as a pre-order. Forgot i had it so i used it and basically i saved a lot of money. I am actually glad i pulled the trigger cuz it's cheaper and BB is so stupid enough to price it wrong! MUAHAH.. ok *ahem*

Let's be serious here and get back to the moot point. Since this is my first one. What is the main thing i should be doing? Plug it in or do i need to install firmware or anything? Maybe Windows Update will look it up for me. However i still wonder if i should install OS in it or just BF3? This is one also good reason to have. I wanted a SSD so my games can load faster and not only that i wanted a excuse to bring my Windows Index Experience to a higher score for the first time. I'm done with looking at that low score.

Not only that i want the load boot to be faster than i ever done. Should i keep the Windows login password or disable so i can get in faster? Doesn't bother me much and i like my security cuz i don't want anyone getting in. So please advise me what is the very first thing i should do with a SSD? Is it mainly for RAID or a regular data drive? What is the most recommended suggestion i should do? I really want Battlefield 3 in it too.

Wouldn't Windows 7 be cramped into a 80 gb SSD? I told myself i should had gotten the 120 since it was on sale too. Idiot me biggrin.gif I might get it next week or just hold it off biggrin.gif Advice?!
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Let's be serious here and get back to the moot point. Since this is my first one. What is the main thing i should be doing?

Follow posts 1 and 2 in this thread.
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Plug it in or do i need to install firmware or anything?
Plug it in your pc now, install intels toolbox for intel SSDs and see if you can update the firmware.
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However i still wonder if i should install OS in it or just BF3?
Both, 80 is plenty I have 60GB and i have 30GB free for what ever.
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Should i keep the Windows login password or disable so i can get in faster?
Up to you. I don't have a pass, yet i have the PC to myself in my room.
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So please advise me what is the very first thing i should do with a SSD?
Install it in your PC as a secondary drive and see if you can update the firmware.
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Is it mainly for RAID or a regular data drive?
?????

Read here: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
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What is the most recommended suggestion i should do?
Follow the guide and read it thoroughly as you go along, probably reading it before would be good too.
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Wouldn't Windows 7 be cramped into a 80 gb SSD?
Nope, did you not see the 1st post? Windows takes up 7-15GB depending on how much of the guide you do. (In post 2)
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I told myself i should had gotten the 120 since it was on sale too. Idiot me biggrin.gif I might get it next week or just hold it off biggrin.gif Advice?!
Shut up and enjoy your SSD biggrin.gif
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Let's be serious here and get back to the moot point. Since this is my first one. What is the main thing i should be doing? Plug it in or do i need to install firmware or anything?
Plug it in first and install any firmware updates.
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Maybe Windows Update will look it up for me. However i still wonder if i should install OS in it or just BF3?
Yes on both.
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Not only that i want the load boot to be faster than i ever done. Should i keep the Windows login password or disable so i can get in faster? Doesn't bother me much and i like my security cuz i don't want anyone getting in.
You can do that.
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So please advise me what is the very first thing i should do with a SSD? Is it mainly for RAID or a regular data drive? What is the most recommended suggestion i should do? I really want Battlefield 3 in it too.
See 1st post for steps. Read through first then just do it. Its easy. Done it on two rigs already.
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Wouldn't Windows 7 be cramped into a 80 gb SSD?
No not really. I have W7 and BF3 + some other games loaded all under 60 gb
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I told myself i should had gotten the 120 since it was on sale too.
Yes you should have. tongue.gif
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In my BIOS I see AcPI 2.0 support disabled but my acpi apical support is enabled. Should they've enabled? And should onboard devices have achieve mode on for j- micron esata/pata controller set to achieve mode correct? Making sure I don't overlook anything before I disconnect my HD and install the add. Advice sir?
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