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Re-Installing Window 7 Ultimate, do I need to delete/format my SSD?

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I need to start over, I have to install Windows 7 Ultimate a second time cause I screwed the up the registry among other screw-up beyond repair. Installed it yesterday so no big deal about starting over again. What is required before installing Windows 7 Ultimate a second time? Do I need to delete partition or format my SSD before installing Windows 7?
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Just delete all partitions. You can use the Windows GUI when you click advanced install or diskpart and use the clean command.

www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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Be careful with installing your OS on a SSD a lot. You are not suppose to reformat and install huge files like OS's to them over and over again. It's a great way to kill them.

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Be careful with installing your OS on a SSD a lot. You are not suppose to reformat and install huge files like OS's to them over and over again. It's a great way to kill them.
Which will probably take many, many, many, many, many years to do so in that manner lol.

No need to worry about reinstalling causing excessive NAND wear.
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Just delete all partitions. You can use the Windows GUI when you click advanced install or diskpart and use the clean command.
www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

So the clean command will wipe my SSD's partition and all data as if it were new again?
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So the clean command will wipe my SSD's partition and all data as if it were new again?
Wipes all the partitions/data yes.

Leaves the NAND in a new like state, no. You need to secure erase to do that, however you shouldn't have to since you had trim working before.
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Wipes all the partitions/data yes.
Leaves the NAND in a new like state, no. You need to secure erase to do that, however you shouldn't have to since you had trim working before.

I went ahead and performed the install of Windows 7 according to your guide Sean Webster, so you're saying that since TRIM had already been enabled I need not worry? To avoid creating a new thread I have an issue with Intel's USB 3.0 driver install, IiInstalled it successfully except every time I shutdown or reboot upon entering Windows Desktop the install driver program pops up and options are Run or Cancel. It's an endless recurring loop that needs to be silenced. do you know why it is messed up?

Thank you Sean Webster,

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I went ahead and performed the install of Windows 7 according to your guide Sean Webster, so you're saying that since TRIM had already been enabled I need not worry?
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To avoid creating a new thread I have an issue with Intel's USB 3.0 driver install, IiInstalled it successfully except every time I shutdown or reboot upon entering Windows Desktop the install driver program pops up and options are Run or Cancel. It's an endless recurring loop that needs to be silenced. do you know why it is messed up?

Thank you Sean Webster,

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Delete the installer you downloaded now that it is installed?
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Yep
Delete the installer you downloaded now that it is installed?

I downloaded the Intel USB 3.0 installer and after it was finished installing I deleted the Zip folder and the installer, so where do I go from here?
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THAT SHOULD BE IT. DOES IT STILL SHOW ISSUE?
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