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Switching to Win 7 and SSD at the same time

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I have been holding onto XP64 for a while now... I used Win7 for the trial but not since and I just got a new X25-M 120GB SSD. I will be switching at the same time so what is the correct way to do this?

should I install win 7 on my regular hard rive to initialize the ssd and format it? I assume that ssd's need to be initialized and formatted to install windows too?

Then I will go and do the things listed in the setup sticky I just dont want to plug this into an xp system if I dont have to or am I being paranoid?
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No need to initialize anything. Install Windows 7 directly on the SSD. Make sure it's the only drive attached when you're installing Windows 7 on it. Win7 likes to put data on other drives for no apparent reason. After it runs WEI (Windows Experience Index) it recognizes you're using an SSD and disables all unneeded features (defrag, superfetch, etc) automatically.
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Nice thanks hudson I will install it and run the index right away cool.

Btw I saw you post how avp 2010 sucks and boy dosent it. I waited like 8 years for that game to come out what a letdown. A lot of it , to me, is the apparent designing the controls and game play to work with a gamepad... sux
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Yea I know what you mean.

I pre-ordered it from the UK for only $30 but I still felt ripped off big time. It feels as though the entire budget was spent on nice looking trailers.
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