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hello all,

just got my Crucial M4 128gb SSD and I have a few questions about getting my windows on there. I'm reading seans guide and it seems pretty straight forward but I do have a few questions before I get started.

Do I have to Make a Windows 7 Bootable USB Installer if I have my windows 7 home disk?

Do I uninstall windows on my HDD after I install it onto my ssd or beforehand?

Do I install all of my drivers (lan driver, audio drivers, nvidia drivers, marvel controller driver, etc..) onto my ssd or hdd?

Thanks! smile.gif
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What's the reasoning behind those questions?
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hello all,

just got my Crucial M4 128gb SSD and I have a few questions about getting my windows on there. I'm reading seans guide and it seems pretty straight forward but I do have a few questions before I get started.

Do I have to Make a Windows 7 Bootable USB Installer if I have my windows 7 home disk?

Nope you can use a CD/DVD
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Do I uninstall windows on my HDD after I install it onto my ssd or beforehand?
You can do it before or after, up to you.
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Do I install all of my drivers (lan driver, audio drivers, nvidia drivers, marvel controller driver, etc..) onto my ssd or hdd?
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hello all,
just got my Crucial M4 128gb SSD and I have a few questions about getting my windows on there. I'm reading seans guide and it seems pretty straight forward but I do have a few questions before I get started.
Do I have to Make a Windows 7 Bootable USB Installer if I have my windows 7 home disk?
Do I uninstall windows on my HDD after I install it onto my ssd or beforehand?
Do I install all of my drivers (lan driver, audio drivers, nvidia drivers, marvel controller driver, etc..) onto my ssd or hdd?
Thanks! smile.gif

1. No
2. I don't know
3. I always put my drivers on the same disc as my OS. I don't know if its a must its just the way I always do it.
     
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Quote:
Do I uninstall windows on my HDD after I install it onto my ssd or beforehand?
You can do it before or after, up to you.
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Do I install all of my drivers (lan driver, audio drivers, nvidia drivers, marvel controller driver, etc..) onto my ssd or hdd?
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Agreed,This is how I installed windows 7.
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okay thx for the help guys, +rep thumb.gif
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wait one more question, the part where it says this:

Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format:
Click here to see guide! (Click to hide)

Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:


do i have to do that? or can I just install normally by selecting my ssd as the install drive?

EDIT: nevermind just realized I have to do the partition thing. thanks again for all the help I will be doing this in the morning smile.gif great guide sean! thumb.gif
Edited by Fatality_ - 3/2/12 at 3:11am
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Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

What's the reasoning behind those questions?

Perhaps it's best to ask questions if you're not sure?

There is no such thing as a stupid question.
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