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System restore? I thought you are NOT supposed to use System restore for SSD? Suppose to be disabled?

System restore helped. Good idea to leave it on. Ended up reformatting anyway and starting over.
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I like the excuse to do a reformat, keeps everything cleaned up nice. All the data I would worry about is always on two different drives anyway.
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I like the excuse to do a reformat, keeps everything cleaned up nice. All the data I would worry about is always on two different drives anyway.

Yea, but with a system image i don't need to reinstall everything biggrin.gif
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Okay, here is my question. I moved all of the user folders from my c: drive to my D: drive... All of the folders are still showing in both locations. Any time I make a change in my user view it changes in my D: drive folder. I am wondering if it is saving the item twice or if it is just showing in both locations because they are technically the same folder. Here is a pic to help make sense of what I just typed. It shows a pic that I save to my desktop. I have the user folder open selluminis. I also have the folder open on the D: drive.

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Also, If I delete a folder in the user folder, it deletes it on the D: drive. I tried booting into safe mode, but cannot. When I reboot and hold down F8 after post, it just brings up a boot menu from bios. mad.gif
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Okay, here is my question. I moved all of the user folders from my c: drive to my D: drive... All of the folders are still showing in both locations. Any time I make a change in my user view it changes in my D: drive folder. I am wondering if it is saving the item twice or if it is just showing in both locations because they are technically the same folder.
There is your answer
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Also, If I delete a folder in the user folder, it deletes it on the D: drive.
You want to know why? You are deleting the short cut to the D:/

Why are you doing that? You are not supposed to. Only delete duplicate folders if 2 appear in the USER FOLDER. Do not delete any other folders in the user folder!
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I tried booting into safe mode, but cannot. When I reboot and hold down F8 after post, it just brings up a boot menu from bios. mad.gif[

press F8 after the bios ends and windows begins, or http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/force-windows-to-boot-into-safe-mode-without-using-the-f8-key/
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Attached a pic. Ran the benchmark too. How are the scores?338
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Although it should be in windows 7, double check in "Programs and Features" that Microsoft .NET framework 3.0 (or higher) is installed on your computer. If it's not, IRST won't install. if it's not there, running windows update will install/update it.
Also might be the x79 PCH... maybe Intel hasn't caught up yet, and the installer doesn't regognize it? Just a thought.
EDIT: It's actually my second thought post. The x79 chipset uses the IRST enterprise 3.0 version of the driver. that's why the Gigabyte version worked for you. Intel's link Here
I was just told that the full executable is easier to deal with than the "F6" driver.

I just installed the Intel RST driver for X79 boards. Got a nice improvement. However, my boot times are taking a few seconds longer. Must be the drivers loading during boot?

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Okay, here is my question. I moved all of the user folders from my c: drive to my D: drive... All of the folders are still showing in both locations. Any time I make a change in my user view it changes in my D: drive folder. I am wondering if it is saving the item twice or if it is just showing in both locations because they are technically the same folder.
There is your answer
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Also, If I delete a folder in the user folder, it deletes it on the D: drive.
You want to know why? You are deleting the short cut to the D:/
Why are you doing that? You are not supposed to. Only delete duplicate folders if 2 appear in the USER FOLDER. Do not delete any other folders in the user folder!
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I tried booting into safe mode, but cannot. When I reboot and hold down F8 after post, it just brings up a boot menu from bios. mad.gif[
press F8 after the bios ends and windows begins, or http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/force-windows-to-boot-into-safe-mode-without-using-the-f8-key/

Thanks! I was reading incorrectly and see that you only delete if there are dupes are in the same folder.

As for loading into safe mode. I was doing that. no matter when I hit the F8 key all it does is bring up the boot menu or it will do nothing and Windows will just load. I will keep messing with it at a later time.
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This is an awesome guide! 2 suggestions: Autoruns is misspelled under the Remove Startup Items and More section. Not criticizing, just trying to help proofread smile.gif
Also, a utility I use that I find fantastic is Process Explorer. It's essentially an enhanced version of the task manager. I have it set to run at startup and display a tray icon with the current commit charge. You can also have tray icons for CPU usage, disk I/O, GPU usage, etc. There are 32 and 64 bit versions. It has an option for replacing the task manager, so instead of task manager you'll get process explorer when you type ctrl+shift+esc or ctrl+alt+del. I personally don't do this because I just let it run in the tray but It's a nice option.

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The main window is what you see in the foreground, the system information page is behind it. The pop-up menu and highlighted target is one of my favorite features. You can click and drag that target icon onto any window and it will highlight the process in process explorer. I've used it to diagnose pesky viruses and such when I work on my family/friends machines. You can also find handles and DLLs and get properties for each process, such as file path and whatnot.

Download link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653
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I just installed the Intel RST driver for X79 boards. Got a nice improvement. However, my boot times are taking a few seconds longer. Must be the drivers loading during boot?

Very, very nice improvement in writes... 4K - 50% increase and 4K-64 thread.. a nice 15% jump.

I'm not sure on why the longer boot time, but it very possibly could be the drivers.. The enterprise driver is typically used for RAID arrays.

The X79 platform is too new for me to have delved very deeply into just yet. I still have to rely on my collegues for x79 info... They were the ones that told me about x79 and the enterprise driver.

As they say timing is everything.. and I just don't have enough of it, this time of the year.
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I also had a question about installing windows. I have a notebook that (I believe) had a factory image on the original hard disk. Can I install windows onto a new SSD using that? If so, that means both hard drives have to be connected, right? Is that a problem?
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