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I'm upgrading my m4 128gb to a 256gb, and now that my board supports/uses UEFI, I'd like to go with the GPT install method this time (fresh install). My guess is that I can use my current install to format the new drive directly in windows, but would it be better to use partition manager or should I stick to the diskpart method via CMD? If it is better to go with the diskpart method, is formatting within my current windows install via CMD an option? Thanks!
     
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Originally Posted by Jocelyn84 View Post

I'm upgrading my m4 128gb to a 256gb, and now that my board supports/uses UEFI, I'd like to go with the GPT install method this time (fresh install). My guess is that I can use my current install to format the new drive directly in windows, but would it be better to use partition manager or should I stick to the diskpart method via CMD? If it is better to go with the diskpart method, is formatting within my current windows install via CMD an option? Thanks!

You can do it before the install in your OS now. I would suggest just doing it when you are installing in diskpart.
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Well it just took me 5 hours to Unfreeze my SSD's for secure delete lol!

I just learned about SecureErase in PartedMagic last night, thanks to Sean's guide. It took me about an hour to figure out the freezing issue. My solution was to hot swap my SSD post-boot.

This is typically the solution that works for most "locked" drives, although sometimes the BIOS/UEFI can be stubborn and not let the drive go.
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Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:

Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
Click Properties
Click the Location tab.....

hello esteemed... got an issue.. i set up an HDD and moved my folders to it from my SSD with the OS... now i am removing that HDD drive to another system and want to move my folders to a different HDD on this system and DON'T have a 'Location" tab anymore.. i have searched and cant find an answer as to how to move the folders onto another HDD once i have moved them once already to an HDD...
thanx in advance and help please
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Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:

Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
Click Properties
Click the Location tab.....

hello esteemed... got an issue.. i set up an HDD and moved my folders to it from my SSD with the OS... now i am removing that HDD drive to another system and want to move my folders to a different HDD on this system and DON'T have a 'Location" tab anymore.. i have searched and cant find an answer as to how to move the folders onto another HDD once i have moved them once already to an HDD...
thanx in advance and help please

Never heard of that, I did a quick google search:

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/74777-location-tab-lost-my-pictures-properties.html
http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/261897-lost-documents-folder-location-tab.html
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/148461-personal-user-folder-restore-missing-folder.html

Make sure you are clicking the folders under your profile

C:\Users\User Name
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I just learned about SecureErase in PartedMagic last night, thanks to Sean's guide. It took me about an hour to figure out the freezing issue. My solution was to hot swap my SSD post-boot.

Even hot swapping and plugging in the ssd whilst powered up in windows did not work lol.
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found it.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds/1160_20#post_15989972
this is exactly what i was looking for. Really stupid that some programs dont allow you the choice to custom install
sidenote: the search function of this forum suck

Is the sucky search function a product of the new OCN or was it like that even before the shift?
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found it.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds/1160_20#post_15989972
this is exactly what i was looking for. Really stupid that some programs dont allow you the choice to custom install
sidenote: the search function of this forum suck

Is the sucky search function a product of the new OCN or was it like that even before the shift?

idk, but The new search function id better for me...I never have an issue, you just need to type the right keywords.
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Just installed Windows 7 on my new build. I have a SSD for the OS and a 2 TB HDD for everything else. Now that I am in Windows, how do I format the HDD so that I can use it? I know it has something to do with the Disk Management program.
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Just installed Windows 7 on my new build. I have a SSD for the OS and a 2 TB HDD for everything else. Now that I am in Windows, how do I format the HDD so that I can use it? I know it has something to do with the Disk Management program.

If you goto your search bar in the taskbar, type disk part and the "Create and format disk partitions" and open that. From there you can see your drives and do what you want to them. Or you could just open up my computer and right click on the drive and click format and choose the settings you want.
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