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Thanks for your guides Sean. They are really helpful.
I just had a quick question. Someone has probably already asked, but does windows 8 automatically NOT defragment SSDs?
What is it optimizing? Is it just garbage collection? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 
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Thanks for your guides Sean. They are really helpful.
I just had a quick question. Someone has probably already asked, but does windows 8 automatically NOT defragment SSDs?
What is it optimizing? Is it just garbage collection? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Correct, it does not defrag them, it runs TRIM on them to optimize garbage collection.
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Cool. Thanks.
 
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Is it really necessary to create a new partition during the instalation? May i ask why? Thank you!
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Is it really necessary to create a new partition during the instalation? May i ask why? Thank you!
You don't need to. You can install on the previous partition all you like. I just suggest deleting all the old partitions before installing, therefore you need to make a new partition.
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Oh i see. Thanks a lot for the repply.
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Great job, Sean wink.gif

Question: In Win7 tutorial, You have some Win7 ISO download links.
For Win8 still unavailable or not?
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Great job, Sean wink.gif

Question: In Win7 tutorial, You have some Win7 ISO download links.
For Win8 still unavailable or not?

Not sure, I haven't seen direct links. However, I also haven't looked around for any lately.

If you find any let me know, I'd be happy to add them as long as they are directly from MS.
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Here is how to obtain a Windows 8 installer image if you have a product key.
  1. Follow this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
  2. Click the "Install Windows 8" button
  3. Download the file
  4. Open it and enter your product key
  5. Download the Windows 8 installer files
  6. Once downloaded you will have the option to make a Windows 8 iso or to create a USB install device
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How come you don't have the user align the SSDs like you do with Windows 7?
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