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Hi everyone,
Extremely informative guide! But I am left with two questions: Currently I have Win7 installed on my SSD and there is also a HDD with 3 partitions. Before reinstalling Windows, is there anything hidden on the HDD I should delete manually?
If I do not want the 4096 alginment (I am good with standard 103424 K (which is like 1024 K because of the system reserved partition) can I just install Windows the normal way without CMD commands?

Not if you format the drive i think and if you choose to format it from windows it will give you options to choose alignment sizes.

Yes you can install it without cmd commands (:

I tried my best to answer you because i didn't really understand what you meant.
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Thanks! I meant hidden files on the HDD that windows created. For example for system reserve or something like that smile.gif
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Like I said you may need to run the start up repair over 3 times. Keep trying.

tried 3 more times didn't work the the pc just does not recognize windows is on it........ does not even see the ssd (bios does)

Anyway i'll just have to stick with AHCI...... do i need to alter the regedit back or is it fine to leave it how it currently is..... Ty sean for all the help thumb.gif

Otherwise it's time to clean up my ssd smile.gif

Just another quick question how do i remove the 100 mb system partition on a hdd that used to have windows installed on it...
Usually I can through disk manager
>delete volume>delete partition>merge partition>then just format....... however once i delete the volume the only option available is to create a new volume??
I have also tried via booting from win7 dvd through advanced disk options no luck at formatting the 100mb partition there either....
You need to use this program to merge the 100MB free space into the partition next to it: http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
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The link to the "remove shortcut extension" tweak is already invalid, can anybody provide another link for this?
Google is your friend.
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Sean, what would be the best backup software that I can use to backup my fresh installed system?
In teh guide I link it multiple times: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html
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Regarding the PC waking up from Sleep, why is it that when the "Allow this device to wake the computer" is checked, the network card wakes the computer? I mean for what reason does it do it?
if it is part of a network of machines you can access the slave PC from the master PC.
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Also, does enabling system restore and setting it to 1% affect the speeds of SSDs in any way? I read on the link you've provided in the OP regarding "what's up with write-buffer caching" that it did make the Intel G2 SSDs suffer when system restore is enabled.
Does nothing. It is the same as leaving it default, it does nothing but let you use system restore.
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You need net framework 4 maybe? http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851

Hmm I'll try that.

Btw, according to "f6flpy-x64_11.0.0.1032.zip" readme file from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20913&ProdId=3434&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20(64-bit)*&DownloadType=Drivers , I need to pre-install that f6 driver during windows installation and I didn't do that since i thought that pre-installation only needed for older windows. Is there where I gone wrong?

Do those drivers from link above even the correct drivers for me? I'm little confused now.

Thx.

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I've installed net framework 4. And nope, "STOR_Win7_XP_11.0.0.1032_PV.exe" cannot still be installed.
IDK. Make a thread for help.
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When I first enter win, the IRST is not working immidiately. Only working after 2-3 mnts later. is this normal?
Yes
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And why is my controller properties mode in IRST window just as my screenshot above is still RAID?
IDK
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After doing all this, how do I make a copy of this Windows installation?
In the guide I link it multiple times: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html
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Hi everyone,


Extremely informative guide! But I am left with two questions: Currently I have Win7 installed on my SSD and there is also a HDD with 3 partitions. Before reinstalling Windows, is there anything hidden on the HDD I should delete manually?
If I do not want the 4096 alginment (I am good with standard 103424 K (which is like 1024 K because of the system reserved partition) can I just install Windows the normal way without CMD commands?
Yes you can normally.
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Thanks! I meant hidden files on the HDD that windows created. For example for system reserve or something like that smile.gif

Yes delete the system reserve
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You need to use this program to merge the 100MB free space into the partition next to it: http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
Google is your friend.
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Sean, what would be the best backup software that I can use to backup my fresh installed system?
In teh guide I link it multiple times: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html
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Regarding the PC waking up from Sleep, why is it that when the "Allow this device to wake the computer" is checked, the network card wakes the computer? I mean for what reason does it do it?
if it is part of a network of machines you can access the slave PC from the master PC.
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Also, does enabling system restore and setting it to 1% affect the speeds of SSDs in any way? I read on the link you've provided in the OP regarding "what's up with write-buffer caching" that it did make the Intel G2 SSDs suffer when system restore is enabled.
Does nothing. It is the same as leaving it default, it does nothing but let you use system restore.
IDK. Make a thread for help.
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When I first enter win, the IRST is not working immidiately. Only working after 2-3 mnts later. is this normal?
Yes
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And why is my controller properties mode in IRST window just as my screenshot above is still RAID?
IDK
In the guide I link it multiple times: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html
Yes you can normally.
Yes delete the system reserve

Well, I'm just saying because that guide is in your link.

But no one in my network (three computers) accesses the computer that is asleep.

So that's only for Intel SSD G2?
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Well, I'm just saying because that guide is in your link
Not any more lol But there are thousands of links on google.
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But no one in my network (three computers) accesses the computer that is asleep.
ok? Soooo...disable it
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So that's only for Intel SSD G2?
I guess? not sure it that is even valid?
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Wow Sean, incredible guide, really helped me out. without it I woud not have known about the alignment thing along with many other things. I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and effort to make this guide along with the buyers guide (bought my M4 based on your recommendation)
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No problem, glad I could help you. smile.gif
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You need to use this program to merge the 100MB free space into the partition next to it: http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
Google is your friend.
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Google is your friend.
lol unlike biggrin.gif Ty for the help work easily did see anything on Google as soon as you type partition you get a ton of bs on how to do the basics and not much more..

BTW here is the resolution to the problem that i was having with raid and windows..... read post 2 if your interested!

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1678573&highlight=raid+asus

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It is most likely that you need to look over disabling/shrinking the page file and hibernation file.
I had both and it made no difference in space used except the initial loss of ~200MB due to the partition set up.

Hey Sean,

It has been a while since you answered me but I just wanted to thank you for helping me out. You were right about it being the pagefile file. What had happened was I change the amount of RAM from 8gb to 16gb and that added 16gb of space to the pagefile. I had never considered this because I had shrunk the pagefile when I only had 8gb. Thanks again for your help and sorry about the late response.
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You need to use this program to merge the 100MB free space into the partition next to it: http://download.cnet.com/EaseUS-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html
Google is your friend.
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Google is your friend.
lol unlike biggrin.gif Ty for the help work easily did see anything on Google as soon as you type partition you get a ton of bs on how to do the basics and not much more..

BTW here is the resolution to the problem that i was having with raid and windows..... read post 2 if your interested!

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1678573&highlight=raid+asus

Cheers thumb.gif
So it is all working in RAID now? biggrin.gif

Did you reinstall or just use a different driver. If so what driver did you use?
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It is most likely that you need to look over disabling/shrinking the page file and hibernation file.
I had both and it made no difference in space used except the initial loss of ~200MB due to the partition set up.

Hey Sean,

It has been a while since you answered me but I just wanted to thank you for helping me out. You were right about it being the pagefile file. What had happened was I change the amount of RAM from 8gb to 16gb and that added 16gb of space to the pagefile. I had never considered this because I had shrunk the pagefile when I only had 8gb. Thanks again for your help and sorry about the late response.

No problem, glad you found it. smile.gif
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