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Hey sean I followed your guide, but now I can't put in my windows product key. When I booted from the CD to install it wouldn't work so I left it blank. After windows was installed tried to put it in and it said not valid, but then I formatted my storage 1 TB (Old primary) tried it again, then it said "The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key: Code 0xC004F061 Description: The software licensing service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations." Did I do something wrong?

http://www.overclock.net/t/596259/guide-installing-downloadable-windows-7-upgrade/0_40
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Perhaps this warrants it's own thread, but what is the logic behind saving the RAMDisk image to the SSD? To preface, I don't save an image to my SSD or anything else - it just wipes when I restart. I'm curious because I plan on moving my Temp folder to a RAMDisk. Currently I'm just using the RAMDisk for FF/IE/Chrome temp files, and miscellaneous stuff like exe files to install etc. And currently my Temp folder is on a 16GB SD card that's almost-always in my laptop (almost being the crucial point - I occasionally swap it out, therein lies the problem :/ ).

Side-question, but basically I've installed all of the large programs I'll use to my SSD, still have about 25% free space left, Temp folder is maybe 600MB. Would it kill anything to just keep it on the SSD outright after I weed out un-needed install files? I don't think it'll get hammered much, and realistically I write maybe 10MB to the SSD daily as it is.

Last side-side question, any opinions on the C:\Windows\Installer folder? Currently on the SSD, not even sure if it can/should be moved. And is it safe to just delete it all? I personally have a thing against all the stupid leftovers from installing, like to keep it cleared off if possible. Ideally I'd move that folder to a RAMDisk if possible and just have it get wiped out on restart.
 
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I want to update the firmware in the SSD....can I use update it in non AHCI mode, in another hdds OS...then after I updated it switch to AHCI mode and install OS in it? is that ok?
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Hi, Sean i finally figured out i am gonna buy extra hdd 1TB so i can recover all my data from external hdd but i have a question about my configuration can i add another 1tb hdd to current crucial m4 128gb, 320gb WD and it would be new 1 tb HDD???
which one is better WD black caviar or Seagate Baracuda?
i went by ur tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFyEeNn-hk&feature=player_embedded and i set it up crucial m4 128 like u said in video it can be like that???
thank you!!!
Wait, what is the question? You want to add a new HDD but you want to know how to set it up and if it would be compatible?

Get a caviar black and to set it up just go into disk management and initialize and format it when you get it. I have a guide on that in my third post.
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Perhaps this warrants it's own thread, but what is the logic behind saving the RAMDisk image to the SSD? To preface, I don't save an image to my SSD or anything else - it just wipes when I restart. I'm curious because I plan on moving my Temp folder to a RAMDisk. Currently I'm just using the RAMDisk for FF/IE/Chrome temp files, and miscellaneous stuff like exe files to install etc. And currently my Temp folder is on a 16GB SD card that's almost-always in my laptop (almost being the crucial point - I occasionally swap it out, therein lies the problem :/ ).

You can save it delete it, whatever you want to do for your system. I use mine for my photo editing cache folder for Lightroom 3 and it speeds up all my editing so I save the image to my HDD and have it restored upon boot so i can keep that cache. Using it as a internet cache is not really worth it to me especially since I can use it for so much more.
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Side-question, but basically I've installed all of the large programs I'll use to my SSD, still have about 25% free space left, Temp folder is maybe 600MB. Would it kill anything to just keep it on the SSD outright after I weed out un-needed install files? I don't think it'll get hammered much, and realistically I write maybe 10MB to the SSD daily as it is.
Why would it matter where it is? Set it to where you want your temp folder to be for those programs.
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Last side-side question, any opinions on the C:\Windows\Installer folder? Currently on the SSD, not even sure if it can/should be moved. And is it safe to just delete it all? I personally have a thing against all the stupid leftovers from installing, like to keep it cleared off if possible. Ideally I'd move that folder to a RAMDisk if possible and just have it get wiped out on restart.
I have no idea if you can move it. But you should not delete anything in there.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667628
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I want to update the firmware in the SSD....can I use update it in non AHCI mode, in another hdds OS...then after I updated it switch to AHCI mode and install OS in it? is that ok?
There are update notes for your SSD from the manufacturer, it will tell you what to do.

Can you clarify your questions? You can install in AHCI or IDE or how ever you want and switch from one to the other after install. You just need to do a simple regedit first.
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Sean - I just wanted to thank you again for this thread. I will get a chance to use it this weekend with my first SSD smile.gifthumb.gif
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Sean - I just wanted to thank you again for this thread. I will get a chance to use it this weekend with my first SSD smile.gifthumb.gif

No problem, good luck cheers.gif
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First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to do this. This helped me immensly.

I went through and did everything perfectly minus 1 thing, the only thing that I think I made a mistake on was changing the file locations.
All of them changed successfully except for my Picture folder, and when trying to fix it I made it worse.
I can no longer change the location of my Pictures folder.

How can I fix this? It is the only thing that didn't work perfectly.
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First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to do this. This helped me immensly.

I went through and did everything perfectly minus 1 thing, the only thing that I think I made a mistake on was changing the file locations.
All of them changed successfully except for my Picture folder, and when trying to fix it I made it worse.
I can no longer change the location of my Pictures folder.

How can I fix this? It is the only thing that didn't work perfectly.

What did you do? 0.o
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What did you do? 0.o

Pretty sure I hit no instead of yes. Actually...I have no idea.
It's the only folder I can't get to work.
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This may help: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18583-user-folders-restore-default-location.html
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