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Hi Sean, can I suggest to add a few stuff about installing Win 8 on an SSD that already has an OS (e.g. Win 7)

My main question here is, do I use Parted Magic to completely format my SSD, then install Win 8 or do I just format my SSD during installation and continue from there?

if you have Windows 7 you can dual boot: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html

If you want to simply just do a clean install over Windows 7 just follow the normal steps in my guide, I have you wipe the partitions in the steps. Just make sure you back up any data you want to keep.
post #22 of 848
Ah alright, now I get it. Thanks! +rep!
post #23 of 848
This guide helped a lot, thanks.
post #24 of 848
Sean you are amazing! I love all of your guides! Keep it up brother. Greatly appreciated!
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ESP - 100MB

MSR - 128MB
Can anybody show the drive map after installation to see how partitions looks like? Really two separated partitions?
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Be aware that Win 7 likes to install onto 'raw' unformatted space.
Default, it will create a 100MiB hidden System partition with Boot/Recovery files.
If the drive is pre-formatted, Win 7 just ignores the above.
It installs the Boot/Recovery files directly onto the C:\ partition in a hidden Folder.
Does this work for Win8? I don't want any partitions on a drive.
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ESP - 100MB

MSR - 128MB
Can anybody show the drive map after installation to see how partitions looks like? Really two separated partitions?

Actually there are four total. There is also a recovery partition I forgot to add to the list.

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Be aware that Win 7 likes to install onto 'raw' unformatted space.
Default, it will create a 100MiB hidden System partition with Boot/Recovery files.
If the drive is pre-formatted, Win 7 just ignores the above.
It installs the Boot/Recovery files directly onto the C:\ partition in a hidden Folder.
Does this work for Win8? I don't want any partitions on a drive.
Yes it is true. If you manually format the drive before installation it will not create the system reserve partition.
post #27 of 848
What version (if any) of Intel RST works with Windows 8 and also which floppy install version for the sata achi mode?
Thanks
post #28 of 848
Any know?
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post #29 of 848
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You can try this: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS027683

But it is a beta. I'd say forget about it for now.
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You can try this: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS027683
But it is a beta. I'd say forget about it for now.
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