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when installing windows 7 after i defrag the ssd theres a small partition like 100mb do i delete that or increase the size not sure if i need it or not?

Do not defrag your SSD....As per Seans guide on the first page
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Check Defragmentation schedule: Applies to SSDs only
Open Disk Defragmenter
Click the Configure schedule button
Click the Select disks button
Note: Verify that defrag is not checked for your SSD or and partitions on the SSD. If the disk is missing from the list, then it has been detected as an SSD and will not be automatically defragmented. If the disk is an SSD, but has not been detected as such, then it's important to remove the check next to the disk in this list so that Windows does not attempt to defragment the drive, which will reduce the life of the drive. Windows is suppose to disable this automatically for the SSD.
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oh im sorry not defrag i meant to say format
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What does your primary partition say?

Here:

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Your main partition is aligned fine, you may want to delete the other partition and remake it, tho it should be fine. Also, is your SATA mode set to IDE?
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I know that would be the best thing to do. I currently have moved all of my user folders( my music, pictures, documents, etc) to my 1TB Samsung.

How did you get your OS to 12GB? I installed the OS, deleted the hibernation file, installed only to first wave of updates from microsoft, istalled only my core drivers(AHCI/SATA, Northbridge, Audio, LAN, USB, GPU) and am sitting at "39.9GB Free of 59.6"....thats just under 20GB even before the drivers. After a clean install of windows and deleted hibernation file I was still sitting at about 15-17GB for the OS.

Im just at the point where, I don't want to dump everything I have onto the SSD and fill it up completely.

Did you follow all the steps in the system set up part of the guide? Shrink page files specifically, b/c it sounds like you forgot that part.
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when installing windows 7 after i defrag the ssd theres a small partition like 100mb do i delete that or increase the size not sure if i need it or not?

Delete all the partitions before you install, if you follow the alignment part of my guide you should not have any issue with that.
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is this what your talking about sean?

Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7: 1.Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
2.After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
3.At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
4.Type lis dis, press Enter
5.Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
6.Type cle, press Enter
7.Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
Note: If you are using multiple drives in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance.
8.Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
9.Type act, press Enter
10.Type exi, press Enter
11.Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
12.Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. Do not format it the partitions again during the installation.

btw by changing it from 1024 to 4096 what does thid do?
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is this what your talking about sean?
Yes

The cle command (clean command) erases all partitions on the drive.
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btw by changing it from 1024 to 4096 what does thid do?
Just more optimal for the drive.
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so this (The cle command (clean command) erases all partitions on the drive.) formats and eraes the ssd completely too?
Edited by valtopps - 2/28/12 at 1:09pm
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so this (The cle command (clean command) erases all partitions on the drive.) formats and eraes to ssd completely too?

The clean command simply erases the partition tables.

Then you create the partition you want to install on after: Type cre par pri align=4096

To format the SSD to NTFS you simply format it: Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter

The for is the format command.
The quick tells diskpart to use the quick format option.
The fs=ntfs tells diskpart to format the partition to the NTFS file system.

To erase the data on the SSD you use secure erase. But that is for actual data deletion which you don't need to do unless you sell it and also you do a secure erase if your drive is running slow or odd.
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Was a scan running? I never had that. I'll test in my system now.
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