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Damn Sean. You wrote that on your iTouch? Almost 6,000 words on your iTouch? Did you never think 'Hmm, I'm starting to get bored'?
lol, most of it atleast, there was some fine tuning on my PC of course.
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Great guide Sean! Will take a look at some of them even after having my ssd optimized.

I would like to ask for a guide on something. Im switching from an AMD to intel system in the next week. I have a 1tb as a storage which I have moved my user data and have games/programs installs on it. What would be the way to maintain my windows installation with my optimizations and programs but yet not have issues with old drivers from my old mobo/cpu?

You can PM me if you like
That is tough, try to remove all the drivers that were for your motherboard first. Make a system image, then align the drive. Then install from a the system image. After it is installed install the proper drivers. You should be good, you may need to reactivate windows.

Note what do you mean by moving programs installs to the 1TB? Most programs will not work unless they are on their proper set up.
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So the 4096 alignment, is that optimal for the secondary drive as well?

Like for my 1TB WD black cavier, should (or would it be optimal) to reformat it for 4096?
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So the 4096 alignment, is that optimal for the secondary drive as well?

Like for my 1TB WD black cavier, should (or would it be optimal) to reformat it for 4096?
You can do it if you want, I wouldn't bother though. I may try it if you want, I have my data backed up to 4 different drives, it will just set me back some time today.
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Well I'm a performance freak when it comes tiny things like that. And I'm thinking about formatting my SSD with the "new" alignment and GPT, but I'm going to wait another week or so to see if theres anymore developments regarding it just so I don't waste time doing it . And if I'm going to format the SSD, might as well format the storage drive to match.
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Well I'm a performance freak when it comes tiny things like that. And I'm thinking about formatting my SSD with the "new" alignment and GPT, but I'm going to wait another week or so to see if theres anymore developments regarding it just so I don't waste time doing it . And if I'm going to format the SSD, might as well format the storage drive to match.
It is finished, so go do it if you like

I doubt you will notice the performance increase. I am going to try making a few partitions for things now and see if it helps any on my secondary.
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Hmmm I said to myself, nope not going to reformat till windows 8 or I get a 250Gb SSD...looks like the time has come to format now :|, GPT partitioning is new to me tho so this should be interesting. I guess my main reasoning for reformatting is I want my computer ready and top shape for Star Wars: The Old Republic in December
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Hmmm I said to myself, nope not going to reformat till windows 8 or I get a 250Gb SSD...looks like the time has come to format now :|, GPT partitioning is new to me tho so this should be interesting. I guess my main reasoning for reformatting is I want my computer ready and top shape for Star Wars: The Old Republic in December
Haha, also, read this:

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Now here you can either use MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (GUID Partition Table). Normally you would use MBR for motherboards with a BIOS and GPT for motherboards with UEFI. I have noticed since using GPT with my Asus Z68 motherboard that restart times have usually been 3-5 seconds longer than when I have used MBR. This is because it creates a boot loader and is slightly slower in general to boot, but sleep to wake is faster and there are many other benefits to it including making 2.2TB+ bootable partitions. So in all, you can decide to use either if you have a UEFI or BIOS motherboard. If you have a BIOS use MBR. Below are guides for each.
If you do it, test this out too, IDK if it is just me. There is a windows 7 restart time .vbs you can run and see your restart times in the second post.

Run it, then when you boot up reopen the .vbs and run it again when you see that the internet icon is connected and normal. Do that 5-10 times in a row and tell me what your times were before and after. Also, make note of start up programs and such.

That would help out a lot lol.
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Haha, also, read this:



If you do it, test this out too, IDK if it is just me. There is a windows 7 restart time .vbs you can run and see your restart times in the second post.

Run it, then when you boot up reopen the .vbs and run it again when you see that the internet icon is connected and normal. Do that 5-10 times in a row and tell me what your times were before and after. Also, make note of start up programs and such.

That would help out a lot lol.
Alright I'll try and give that a go. For my personal preference I don't care if the boot times are slower, I literally wake up, turn on my PC, goto the bathroom and its on. So times aren't crucial to me, but I will try that for you and see what happens
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Alright I'll try and give that a go. For my personal preference I don't care if the boot times are slower, I literally wake up, turn on my PC, goto the bathroom and its on. So times aren't crucial to me, but I will try that for you and see what happens
Isn't crucial! So ironic!

I do the same, usually I just put it to sleep too.
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