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awating the findings on the ssd. iim wondering whats the difference of having a 1024k alignment over a 4096 alignment and vice versa.
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post #212 of 5384
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Quote:
Originally Posted by firestorm1;15558856 
awating the findings on the ssd. iim wondering whats the difference of having a 1024k alignment over a 4096 alignment and vice versa.

That that isn't the main partition. the main partition is the bottom one...

and 4k vs 1k is just that 4 k is more optimal, it is explained in the second post.
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oh. lol sorry my brain isnt functioning. i needs more coffee biggrin.gif
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So, with GPT, you don't have to mark the partition as Active like you do with a MBR partition?
   
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Originally Posted by Canis-X;15559780 
So, with GPT, you don't have to mark the partition as Active like you do with a MBR partition?

I guess not, at least not with the guide in the op. I am reinstalling on my SSD as I post this, I will let you know for sure.

Edit: doing step 13 makes it an active mounting point
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Hi Sean, what are your reasonings in reverting back to disabling prefetch / superfetch completely?
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Originally Posted by iSeries;15560021 
Hi Sean, what are your reasonings in reverting back to disabling prefetch / superfetch completely?

Check the notes. I decided to because after reading up on a TON of articles and guides, including ones from microsoft I decided to do what the OS is suppose to do, turn them off.

I also noticed that the boot times where pretty much the same no matter what the setting, so they really do do much to speed any thing up.

BTW THE GPT GUIDE IS DONE smile.gif
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Awesome thumb.gif

also thought i would make a suggestion. in the section where you have the firmware links for the ssd manufactures, you may want to add that you only need to install the lastest firmware version. as it will have all previous fixes included. in case someone new to an ssd dont know that.
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I followed the GPT guide's instructions, but after Windows 7 install restarts the PC for the first time, I just get a blinking "_" in the top left corner during boot.

Edit: NVM, I re-did the whole process and now it's working.
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post #220 of 5384
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Originally Posted by firestorm1;15560113 
Awesome thumb.gif

also thought i would make a suggestion. in the section where you have the firmware links for the ssd manufactures, you may want to add that you only need to install the lastest firmware version. as it will have all previous fixes included. in case someone new to an ssd dont know that.

Ok, I will add that in the beginning thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by HothBase;15560230 
I followed the GPT guide's instructions, but after Windows 7 install restarts the PC for the first time, I just get a blinking "_" in the top left corner during boot.

Edit: NVM, I re-did the whole process and now it's working.

Glad you got it, I put a note that you need to have the mobo boot from the Windows Boot Manger. wink.gif
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