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I'm about to do the Steam on ssd + Games on HDD guide. Is there some sort of Origin guide as well?
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Originally Posted by chrisys93 View Post

I'm about to do the Steam on ssd + Games on HDD guide. Is there some sort of Origin guide as well?

Nope, I don't have origin. I have no idea if it is even like steam.
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Nevermind about Origin. Origin has a option of where you can install/download games to. BTW big thanks for the guide, easy for someone as challenged as me lol thumb.gif
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"Make a Junction" link on the steam guide seems broken.
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"Make a Junction" link on the steam guide seems broken.

The site is down at the moment. Alternatively you can use this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/

It has how to with CMD.

EDIT: Actually here is the program I have the installer on my PC still and uploaded it for ya.

http://www.mediafire.com/?ap1owkl78nqbfwb
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For a laptop, do I just disable one of the harddrives out of the 2? ( neither are SSDs ) Not RAID.

Disable second HDD-->

Insert DVD and then Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format.

Install Windows now as Custom(Advanced) and don't format partitions.

Do everything under "Immediately after Windows"

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Insert DVD again and delete 100mb partition and then run the Start up Repair 3 times at this point ( Is this before or after Windows installation? )
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For a laptop, do I just disable one of the harddrives out of the 2? ( neither are SSDs ) Not RAID.

Disable second HDD-->

Insert DVD and then Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format.

Install Windows now as Custom(Advanced) and don't format partitions.

Do everything under "Immediately after Windows"

~~
Insert DVD again and delete 100mb partition and then run the Start up Repair 3 times at this point ( Is this before or after Windows installation? )
If you can unplug the secondary HDD, but if there is a disable option like you say then just do that.

If you are doing a fresh install and you follow the MBR guide you will not have a 100MB partition to delete on the main drive. If you do however have a 100mb partition on the secondary drive from the old install all you need to do is delete it in disk management.
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Grats on the Editor position Sean. Keep up the good work. thumb.gif
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Grats on the Editor position Sean. Keep up the good work. thumb.gif

Thanks, will do. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

If you can unplug the secondary HDD, but if there is a disable option like you say then just do that.
If you are doing a fresh install and you follow the MBR guide you will not have a 100MB partition to delete on the main drive. If you do however have a 100mb partition on the secondary drive from the old install all you need to do is delete it in disk management.

For updating the firmware for the harddrives, do I run it from desktop or something else and then click through everything? Do I enable the second drive before starting this?

Oh thanks. Do I enable the other drive after everything else? Or enable it part way

Where do I get the Intel chipset drivers or is the Intel RST the same thing?

Is the Intel MEI necessary?

Motherboard drivers? For a laptop?
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