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installed windows 7 on my SSD but when its plugged into the SATA3 port it refused to load past the splash screen....could it be the bios or the cmos?
Edited by godftw - 12/4/11 at 4:13am
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Might as well leave the OS on the HDD then, Unless you can backup everything important on there on thumb drives and wipe both.

Everything will be as it is now on the HDD, you will just be booting into windows on the SSD once it's setup. Can move things over and whatnot easily. I just go to My Computer, click on the HDD and open or look at or grab whatever I need. Everythings the same over there.

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post #3 of 8
Check out my install guide in my sig, there is a lot of helpful info.

Here is some info for your situation

Option 1: Okay option
Once you have windows installed on the SSD you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files and partition that may be on there as well)

And just leave your files on there.

Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
  1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
  3. Then move the personal files to the new partition
  4. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
  5. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space
post #4 of 8
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trying to update the firmware for my SSD but the OCZ toolbox does not recognize it

i enabled AHCI on all the spots i could in this bios? nerdsmiley.png

EDit: nvm since the firmware was the most recent version i just started the install
Edited by godftw - 12/4/11 at 12:51am
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Updated first post.... going to check if i can now boot from sata3
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Bump for not being able to use new ssd
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bump for weird problems
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