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Hey folks,
I'm planning on adding an SSD (Crucial M500 120gb) to my system as the OS drive. My storage drive is my old 1tb WD Green. My motherboard is an ASRock M3A770 with four SATA II ports. It has the original BIOS from 2009 in it. The newest BIOS file from ASRock is dated 2011. Should I go through the trouble of flashing the new BIOS or leave it alone? Also, once I get Win 7 loaded on the SSD, can I just delete the Windows folder off of the HDD?
Thanks!!
John
post #2 of 6
I would flash the board. Generally, it isn't too difficult and ASRock says they add new features and improve old ones. I like the idea of an "instant boot".
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threejean, you could do that, but there will me remnants of the old windows, I'd recommend formatting the drive after installing windows to the SSD.
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Thanks guys, looks like there's a BIOS flasher that works in Windows, I'll use that.
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Originally Posted by threejean View Post

Thanks guys, looks like there's a BIOS flasher that works in Windows, I'll use that.

Dude just don't! Trust me I tried it before in windows and ending up bricking my board. I have an extreme 4 asrock z77 mobo. Just do it from bios.
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Thanks writer21, the flash went fine.thumb.gif
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