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reinstalling windows on SSD?

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i've heard things like i need to use hdderase before reinstalling windows or something? is this true? or can i simply boot to windows cd and format/install from there like normal?

it's an OCZ vertex 1
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i always just delete the partitions on the drive and click next and go from there. once you're in windows use something like ssdtweaker or manually disable the stuff it does.
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i've heard things like i need to use hdderase before reinstalling windows or something? is this true? or can i simply boot to windows cd and format/install from there like normal?

it's an OCZ vertex 1
Just reformat as you are used too Also be sure to enable ACHI and TRIM and do never defrag the SSD
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ok cool, thanks
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You can reformat and install as normal
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How did your re-install go by the way? Redid mine this morning and boot times are slower.
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