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another thing I always do with a fresh install is to enable the 'real' Administrator account and use that instead of the one created at install (which I delete anyway)
Why is that? Just wondering.
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Anyhow, I'm happy with things so far , so thanks Sean for the guide , very useful and informative!!
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Out of habit mostly I suppose!! I'm the only person using my my PC so there's no security issues , and I don't get pestered by UAC pop-ups so much with this account!

I know a lot of people think it's not a great idea these days , but I started doing it back in Vista installs and it's never been a problem for me!
     
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I just disable UAC, is there anything else that doing that does?
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Awaiting the arrival of my 1st SSD this weekend. Appreciate this guide, will come back to it once it arrives!
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Got my second M4 yesterday. RAID 0 time - now hows does one do this <---?
    
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Got my second M4 yesterday. RAID 0 time - now hows does one do this <---?

just did it.

-update the firmware
-change the registry ( to allow the changing of SATA Modes)
-make a system image of your OS
-change the BIOS sata mode to RAID
- follow seans guide ^_^

If it comes up as an "allocated disk" on the right of the Primary drive after restoring your image in disk management just right click on the primary drive and expand it.
Edited by exzacklyright - 2/2/12 at 9:04am
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just did it.
1) update the firmware
2) make a system image of your OS
3) change the registry ( to allow the changing of SATA Modes)
4) change the BIOS sata mode to RAID
5) follow seans guide ^_^
If it comes up as an "allocated disk" on the right of the Primary drive after restoring your image in disk management just right click on the primary drive and expand it.

Is that for when you want to keep windows current install?

I want to reinstall windows...
    
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Awaiting the arrival of my 1st SSD this weekend. Appreciate this guide, will come back to it once it arrives!
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Got my second M4 yesterday. RAID 0 time - now hows does one do this <---?
3rd post in this guide I have how to set up raid....
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I just disable UAC, is there anything else that doing that does?

Not really sure myself .. found this while searching around though!
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Do not disable UAC

It is recommended that UAC prompting not be turned off in Group Policy settings or by changing the slider setting.

Although the elevation prompt is the most visible part of UAC, UAC also provides the underlying components that allow for increased security with a minimal amount of disruption, especially for standard users. Two of these benefits include:

Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

File and registry virtualization

source ... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee679793%28WS.10%29.aspx

Meanwhile , I've done a bit more tweaking today!

I moved Internet Explore and Firefox caches to my second drive
Also moved temp files to second drive .. (Environment variables)
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I just disable UAC, is there anything else that doing that does?

Not really sure myself .. found this while searching around though!
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Do not disable UAC

It is recommended that UAC prompting not be turned off in Group Policy settings or by changing the slider setting.

Although the elevation prompt is the most visible part of UAC, UAC also provides the underlying components that allow for increased security with a minimal amount of disruption, especially for standard users. Two of these benefits include:

Protected Mode in Internet Explorer

File and registry virtualization

source ... http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee679793%28WS.10%29.aspx

Meanwhile , I've done a bit more tweaking today!

I moved Internet Explore and Firefox caches to my second drive
Also moved temp files to second drive .. (Environment variables)

Edit .. I've changed my rig info .. as below .. but it's not updating ... how do I force that through? ... does anyone know??

For the most part, the major difference is UAC, but taken to a finer level. the "protected" mode in IE prevents certain code from running in a browser window, although selecting certain "prompts" that appear in IE can allow the code to run anyway... it just looks for user input. Protected mode will block "known" malicious code. Running in full administrator mode, you won't ever see the prompt... the code will just run. The file and registry virtualization is easier explained below as I explain why running the full administrator account all the time can be bad.

Running the "true" admin account in windows allows no account available in order to recover windows from a devastating crash or malware. When you are running a "users" account, even if you have given that user full administrative privledges, the user is still running on "copies" of the main registry, and file system that is stored in the "hidden" admin account. Think of it as somewhat "sandboxing" the OS. This means that if the "Users" version of the OS becomes corrupt due to a software glitch, drivers/malware...etc. The information in the Administrator account can be used to recover the computer, without having to do a complete reinstall. Think of it along the lines of "Safe Mode", but with working drivers for your hardware.
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