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Hey Sean,

can you please shed some light on my question here.

I don't know if this has been answered in this thread, I just wanted to keep it separate so that anyone looking for answer can find it easy.

TIA.
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Found this guide for anyone who wants to remove the windows boot manager from their UEFI boot listing. The part after step 5 when you reinstall windows and reset your pc right when windos finishes copying files is what removed the windows boot mangager for me. Once windows boot manager is removed just follow the MBR guide for installing windows on the first page.



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How can I completely delete my old Program File folders and Windows on my WD HDD that is now my primary data drive without doing an entire reformat with all my data? Or is that the best/only option?


Partition the drive, move the data to the new partition, delete the old.
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When I do searches on my SSD, it takes a while to find the file. I'm only using up 20% of my total capacity and even then when I search for something I know exists, it shows that it's searching for a good 20 seconds before actually displaying it. My standard hard drive finds data quicker.

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Found this guide for anyone who wants to remove the windows boot manager from their UEFI boot listing. The part after step 5 when you reinstall windows and reset your pc right when windos finishes copying files is what removed the windows boot mangager for me. Once windows boot manager is removed just follow the MBR guide for installing windows on the first page.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20111208160724742&board_id=1&model=F1A75-V+EVO&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

Thank you for this, +rep! I've been looking for this solution for a while now.
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Hey everything has been running nice and fast benchmarks are on point. I boot to windows ridiculously quick but when I login to windows it takes longer to get in than to boot similar to an hdd. I've only just got this rig put together and running about a week or so ago so I only have what was recommended in the guide installed mse and cc cleaner, malwarebytes. I removed mse, malwarebytes just to make sure so external app could be the cause. Then I ran through services and I've eliminated every possibility except the start up program irst and iastoricon that came with the drivers, and the corresponding service intelligent rapid storage technology. I'm only running an ssd and will not be using raid but I didn't want to turn these off if they are vital. Doing some research I've read people saying it was okay to disable the service if your not using raid and it would be fine. At this point it seems like the only thing that could be causing the slow down as their is nothing left. Also sometimes when I login I notice the tray icon looks like it's still connecting for a second or 2 then is normal, install went fine everything I'd recognized as it should. So if anyone has any ideas opinions etc. Let me know, thanks!

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Hey everything has been running nice and fast benchmarks are on point. I boot to windows ridiculously quick but when I login to windows it takes longer to get in than to boot similar to an hdd. I've only just got this rig put together and running about a week or so ago so I only have what was recommended in the guide installed mse and cc cleaner, malwarebytes. I removed mse, malwarebytes just to make sure so external app could be the cause. Then I ran through services and I've eliminated every possibility except the start up program irst and iastoricon that came with the drivers, and the corresponding service intelligent rapid storage technology. I'm only running an ssd and will not be using raid but I didn't want to turn these off if they are vital. Doing some research I've read people saying it was okay to disable the service if your not using raid and it would be fine. At this point it seems like the only thing that could be causing the slow down as their is nothing left. Also sometimes when I login I notice the tray icon looks like it's still connecting for a second or 2 then is normal, install went fine everything I'd recognized as it should. So if anyone has any ideas opinions etc. Let me know, thanks!
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Hey everything has been running nice and fast benchmarks are on point. I boot to windows ridiculously quick but when I login to windows it takes longer to get in than to boot similar to an hdd. I've only just got this rig put together and running about a week or so ago so I only have what was recommended in the guide installed mse and cc cleaner, malwarebytes. I removed mse, malwarebytes just to make sure so external app could be the cause. Then I ran through services and I've eliminated every possibility except the start up program irst and iastoricon that came with the drivers, and the corresponding service intelligent rapid storage technology. I'm only running an ssd and will not be using raid but I didn't want to turn these off if they are vital. Doing some research I've read people saying it was okay to disable the service if your not using raid and it would be fine. At this point it seems like the only thing that could be causing the slow down as their is nothing left. Also sometimes when I login I notice the tray icon looks like it's still connecting for a second or 2 then is normal, install went fine everything I'd recognized as it should. So if anyone has any ideas opinions etc. Let me know, thanks!
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Booting into safe mode was almost instantaneous. So what do you think?

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Thank you for this, +rep! I've been looking for this solution for a while now.

Your welcome and thanks for the rep!
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So, im able to safe mode into windows very fast as normal and the service/startup prog for irst I was asking if safe to shut off or not, obviously didn't mess up my computer but it also stops my ssd from having advanced functionality like ncq, hot plugging etc... I noticed a newer irst driver on intel's site than when I first installed when the driver was not separated as it is now e.g. raid or ahci. Do you think I should update the driver to the newest or what, I'm pretty much out of ideas here.
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Hi Sean,
This is a great article but because I haven’t done this before I am unclear as how to install windows with the System Reserve Partition as well creating a 4k alignment at the same time.

At what stage do I enter the 4k alignment procedure you show us in the video?
Surly this must be done before windows installs?

Is it possible to have the System Reserve Partition as well creating a 4k alignment at the same time?

Booting and partitioning of Windows 7 with the System Reserve Partition:
1. Boot from your Windows 7 installation media.
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 List Disk, press Enter.
5. Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter.
6. Type Clean, press Enter.
7. Type Convert MBR, press Enter.
8. Type Exit, press Enter.
9. Close the Command Prompt window.
10. Click the "Next" button.
11. Click the "Install now" button.
12. Accept the terms and click the "Next" button.
13. Choose "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)."
14. Select the partition and click "Drive options (advanced)"
15. Click "New" and then click the "Apply" button. Two partitions should appear. Click the bottom partition.
16. Click the "OK" button and then click the "Next" button.
17. From then on follow the on screen instructions till you get to the desktop.

This is a new build and my first ssd
If you can help me that would be great
Edited by Steven Way - 4/18/12 at 11:38pm
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