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oh right.. will follow the est of the guide and tell ya how it goes. Thanks again for the help and tutorial. Really appreciate it a lot! many reps for you! biggrin.gif
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Hehe, thanks man, I appreciate it. smile.gif
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pagefile, hibernation file and your system restore take up about 18gb of space. and thats from a fresh install.
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I just did a system reimage with windows restore and it worked perfectly. So GPT is covered with windows 7 pro and up for imaging software.
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Followed the guide, worked great overall, thanks! Already repped tongue.gif

I left system restore on, and because my Services list is in Danish, it was a pain to compare it to BlackViper's list (different words, so listed in different order), so I dropped it for now.

Speaking of language differences, I know most people following this guide probably aren't complete newbs at working with a PC, but the part where you suggest typing in "Disk Management" (to enable caching), that probably only works in english windows and might confuse people. Actual executables can be typed in, like "cmd", "regedit", "services.msc" regardless of language (I think). Might be better to simply ask people to right click the drive in explorer/computer and select properties and go from there.

For the control panel stuff, unless there's an executable people can type in, I guess there's no way around them having to translate themselves. It's fairly easy to see what's what in most cases for intermediate to experienced users at least.
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I just did a system reimage with windows restore and it worked perfectly. So GPT is covered with windows 7 pro and up for imaging software.

You mean the stock Windows 7 Imaging Software works well with GPT? smile.gif

Does Win7 Ultimate also have this software?
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Nice guide, worked well for me. I just have one question: Do I put it in AHCI mode in the BIOS? Your guide says I should, but then says that I should put it in RAID configuration if I'm using RAID or if I'll be using Intel SRT. Your guide then goes on to suggest I should install Intel's SATA drivers (which turn out to be SRT). Since I don't run any kind of RAID configuration, do I leave it in AHCI and not install SRT?
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Nice guide, worked well for me. I just have one question: Do I put it in AHCI mode in the BIOS? Your guide says I should, but then says that I should put it in RAID configuration if I'm using RAID or if I'll be using Intel SRT. Your guide then goes on to suggest I should install Intel's SATA drivers (which turn out to be SRT). Since I don't run any kind of RAID configuration, do I leave it in AHCI and not install SRT?

The big key to that statement is IF you are using RAID. If you have no RAIDed drives, you don't need to switch to RAID, and you don't necessarily need to install IRST.

There may be /(often is), a benefit to your system using the Intel storage driver over Microsoft's.
Installing IRST does not force you into RAID mode (It is only a storage driver), and in many instances can help the performance of SSDs.
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Got any info on GPT imaging/cloning in your giant MS book? biggrin.gif

I dunno, I'll check monday @ work. If it does you may already have passed the level of technical knowledge with this partitioning styles than what's contained in the "training book" biggrin.gif.
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