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Do you still have any ideas on how to remove that windows boot manager entry?
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@xandypx

Do you still have any ideas on how to remove that windows boot manager entry?

Unfortunately no. You already did what should have removed it, following my last post. The only thing I can think is that it is hard coded in the UEFI. If that's the case, you can't get it to go away.
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Got a new 32GB ssd from a friend for cheap. Wasn't planning on using an ssd but now I that I have one I may try to use it.

My question is, being the ssd is only 32GB, should I try to use it for Windows 7 install (using the space saving techniques shown here) or am I better off using it as a cache drive with this Smart Response I've been reading about (I do have a compatible mb)?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can give advice.
Edited by PartyCracker - 1/4/12 at 12:35pm
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well i really hate to say this given how inferior an os it is you might try installing xp on it. xp has a smaller footprint on the ssd
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when transferring user folders from ssd to hdd, could i just right click on my user folder itself or do i have to transfer everything individually? also, do you recommend transferring library folders as well?
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Got a new 32GB ssd from a friend for cheap. Wasn't planning on using an ssd but now I that I have one I may try to use it.

My question is, being the ssd is only 32GB, should I try to use it for Windows 7 install (using the space saving techniques shown here) or am I better off using it as a cache drive with this Smart Response I've been reading about (I do have a compatible mb)?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can give advice.

Up to you really, I can run the 32Gb drive as an OS drive. You will just have very little room after a few programs and such.

I would just suggest using it as an cache if you have a Z68 motherboard.
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well i really hate to say this given how inferior an os it is you might try installing xp on it. xp has a smaller footprint on the ssd

Ewww, XP, I can't stand that OS lol.
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when transferring user folders from ssd to hdd, could i just right click on my user folder itself or do i have to transfer everything individually? also, do you recommend transferring library folders as well?
In the optimization steps i have a tut...rightclick say my doc's click location tab, adjust accordingly.

Library folders are tied to user folders.
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ok, I attached the RAID and booted successfully from the SSD. The RAID wasn't showing up in My Computer but I found it in Disk Configuration. I partitioned and formatted it with 1096 alignment and it worked! biggrin.gif The drive showed up in My Computer as 1T of empty space.

But then I shut down and tried to boot again and POST is looping. I keep spamming delete to try to get in the BIOS and set the boot order but it just goes right past it. I can get into the RAID manager and everything seems fine there; two 500gb member disks and 1 100something non member SSD.

Is it trying to boot to the RAID? How can I change the boot order without getting in the BIOS? I can get in if I detach the RAID but then of course the RAID doesn't show up in the boot order.

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ok, I attached the RAID and booted successfully from the SSD. The RAID wasn't showing up in My Computer but I found it in Disk Configuration. I partitioned and formatted it with 1096 alignment and it worked! biggrin.gif The drive showed up in My Computer as 1T of empty space.

But then I shut down and tried to boot again and POST is looping. I keep spamming delete to try to get in the BIOS and set the boot order but it just goes right past it. I can get into the RAID manager and everything seems fine there; two 500gb member disks and 1 100something non member SSD.

Is it trying to boot to the RAID? How can I change the boot order without getting in the BIOS? I can get in if I detach the RAID but then of course the RAID doesn't show up in the boot order.

Thanks +rep

Sounds like it. You need to go into the BIOS to change the boot order. You need to try pressing ti more? lol like once the boot up "beep" sounds spam the delete button, as soon as you hear it. If not, see if you can hit F8 or F10 or F11 (forgot what one it is lol) to get the boot up device order options to show.
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Hmm, I tried spamming Delete, F8 and F11 all through post but it wouldn't bring me to BIOS/a boot manager. The only thing I can access is the RAID configuration tool with Control + I. I tried removing the RAID, booting to BIOS, then installing the RAID to see if it would recognize it without a restart, but it did not. I discarded changes & exited and it resumed the loop lol

Is there a way to change the boot order in the OS? Otherwise I don't know how to stop this loop =/
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Make a thread b/c I don't know why you can't enter the the UEFI to change the boot order. Update?
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