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I just do a fresh install on M4 128GB, but I made a mistaken to reboot and installed intel MB driver, then I noticed that I've to do it before some tweaks according to Sean SSD guide. Am I ok to continue the rest of the tweaks or should I do a clean install and do it again?

Also is it ok to disable page file? I've 8GB ram btw.

lol, it is a guide, you can do any step when ever you want. wink.gif

If you don't need page file disable it, if you need it don't. I set mine to 512MB or 1GB if I need it.
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Sean or anyone else!

Do you guys have an idea why my disk's only show's as 465 GB when it's actually 500GB? Sata (older 3G/s one)
Also is a random read speed of 1.86Mb/s normal? (according to Deffragler)
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lol, it is a guide, you can do any step when ever you want. wink.gif
If you don't need page file disable it, if you need it don't. I set mine to 512MB or 1GB if I need it.

Ok thanks, I really don't want to reinstall win7 again lol.
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Sean or anyone else!

Do you guys have an idea why my disk's only show's as 465 GB when it's actually 500GB? Sata (older 3G/s one)
Also is a random read speed of 1.86Mb/s normal? (according to Deffragler)

Normal
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And Random speeds are slow for HDDs normally.
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And Random speeds are slow for HDDs normally.

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One thing I think everyone should do once Windows is all setup and updated is remove the SP1 backup files. Quickest way is through Command Prompt

1) Windows Key + R (Run prompt)

2) Type: cmd

3) Type: dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded


OR

1) Start Menu -> Type: disk cleanup

2) If you have UAC enabled, click Cleanup System Files. If not, just skip to the next step.

3) Select "Service Pack Backup File" and hit OK.

Might take a couple of minutes. It gave me back 7GB on my 60GB Vertex 3 which is a HUGE difference!
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One thing I think everyone should do once Windows is all setup and updated is remove the SP1 backup files. Quickest way is through Command Prompt
1) Windows Key + R (Run prompt)
2) Type: cmd
3) Type: dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded
OR
1) Start Menu -> Type: disk cleanup
2) If you have UAC enabled, click Cleanup System Files. If not, just skip to the next step.
3) Select "Service Pack Backup File" and hit OK.
Might take a couple of minutes. It gave me back 7GB on my 60GB Vertex 3 which is a HUGE difference!

It's basically what this do for you.
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Empty windows update download cache:
This is a safe and easy way to get rid of any left over windows update files.
Go to: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Delete all of them.

Here is a .bat that will do it automatically when you run it: Empty windows update download cache.zip 1k .zip file

(Found under maintenance in first or second post i think.)
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Ah, I wasn't sure if that got rid of everything. I've always gone the command line route myself because I assumed there were links to files in other folders that I wasn't seeing. smile.gif
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So i installed the intel 520 SSD and its crazy fast biggrin.gif trim is enabled. The problem is I completely wiped off my original HDD and once I plugged it in after my SSD + Windows installation, I won't show up?
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So i installed the intel 520 SSD and its crazy fast biggrin.gif trim is enabled. The problem is I completely wiped off my original HDD and once I plugged it in after my SSD + Windows installation, I won't show up?

Assign it a drive letter in disk management.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227647/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows-7#post_16684788
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