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post #5221 of 5392 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Sean, thanks for this tutorial!

This is my current drive configuration:



My question is, in addition to removing the HDD prior to installing Windows, will I need to remove the 80GB mSATA also?

I am installing Windows on the SSD (I will also be using it for many programs) and creating a caching device with the mSATA. For some reason the person I bought this from installed Windows on the HDD and left the other two blank, other than the system recovery partition on the SSD. I only have a few programs installed at the moment, and almost no files. Wiping everything will be no problem.

I'm still reading through the tutorial and I have one for the mSATA caching. Is there any other advice you could give to a n00b?


Remove every drive but the drive you are installing the OS on.


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Thank you. I thought so, but wanted to make sure.

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Hi folks,

I have some troubles with my desktop gadgets, if i boot my PC sometimes the gadgets are not shown and the service don't even start up.

I saw that there was an hotfix but when i tried to install it it says that its not for my Computer lol

Anyone knows how to fix this? I rather like the gadgets so its very annoying that i have to reboot my PC in order to make them work correctly.

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Hi there! I'm preparing my first ever build and what to have an extensive plan before beginning the building process.

Sean's guide is very illuminating. The only part that confuses me is about formatting the SSD as MBR or GPT. Sean recommends MBR, but is this information still accurate today? I see other people recommending GPT, and don't know which to chose.

My SSD is 240GB so it's not a must I understand. I hope some of you can help me sort this out! smile.gif

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Hi there! I'm preparing my first ever build and what to have an extensive plan before beginning the building process.

Sean's guide is very illuminating. The only part that confuses me is about formatting the SSD as MBR or GPT. Sean recommends MBR, but is this information still accurate today? I see other people recommending GPT, and don't know which to chose.

My SSD is 240GB so it's not a must I understand. I hope some of you can help me sort this out! smile.gif

MBR is fine.. GPT is for size more than 3 TB to recognize thumb.gif
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Hi folks,

I have some troubles with my desktop gadgets, if i boot my PC sometimes the gadgets are not shown and the service don't even start up.

I saw that there was an hotfix but when i tried to install it it says that its not for my Computer lol

Anyone knows how to fix this? I rather like the gadgets so its very annoying that i have to reboot my PC in order to make them work correctly.

Thnx in advance.

Try this.. uninstall the gadget.. then reboot and install the gadget again. It should fix the issues. thumb.gif
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When I read about that first page first, I saw "Although not currently applicable to SSDs, GPT disks can exceed the 2.2TB bootable limit of a MBR partitioned drive." Now I checked it again, and saw it was written in 2011, so now Im wondering too is GPT working with SSD or not? I would like to try it because its newer stuff and I read somewhere it could make boot little bit faster.
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You could always use gpt, i was refering to ssd capacity. If you wamt faster boot there are a lot of other requirements other than your os drive being gpt. If you really want faster boot, use windows 8.

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So you would still recommend using MBR for Windows 7 on a 240GB SSD?

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...MBR is fine.. GPT is for size more than 3 TB to recognize thumb.gif

Actually, 2.2TB is the figure. For 3TB to be recognized, one would need to use GPT.

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