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

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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.

Oh, okey. I know I could do much other things and I've done to make faster boot, but wanted to experience GPT myself, so I'll give it try! I'll skip Win8 and jump straight to Win10 when it comes out wink.gif

Btw is there any good updated guide to use Win Toolkit? I've only found one from here, which is little outdated and one from their forums, which is kinda diffucult to get in to.
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Been on here a few time but never set up an account, now I'm stuck so thought I better had to get some good advice.

I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on a 128gb sandisk ultra plus but when I get to the screen that gives me the drive options I have tried to format it and clicked new to make the partition it says can't install to this drive check your bios. I have changed it to AHCI mode but then my bios doesn't detect any drives even though they flash up on a screen that's too quick to read properly just before entering the bios screen. It won't let me install windows with it in IDE (where it detects the drives) or AHCI (where it doesn't). It just gets to the same point every time! I have checked my bios is up to date, have the latest firmware etc, but still nothing.

I'm normally messing about with laptops and have installed 4 SSD's so far, with no problems. I put 1 in my PS3 2 days ago, very easy to do, so I thought putting 1 in a PC would be straight forward, so far I have spent half a day trying to do this seemingly simple task to no avail!

Please can someone help me, any ideas would be great!

Have to say thank you to Sean for the best guide I have come across. Usually use tune up utilities to do some of those tasks but I would prefer to not have an extra program running so will be doing them myself from now on.

Does anyone still have a link to the PDF version the 1 at the start is no good anymore?

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Oh, okey. I know I could do much other things and I've done to make faster boot, but wanted to experience GPT myself, so I'll give it try! I'll skip Win8 and jump straight to Win10 when it comes out wink.gif

Btw is there any good updated guide to use Win Toolkit? I've only found one from here, which is little outdated and one from their forums, which is kinda diffucult to get in to.

I am not sure. I haven't used it in a long while either. lol

 

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Hi

Been on here a few time but never set up an account, now I'm stuck so thought I better had to get some good advice.

I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 on a 128gb sandisk ultra plus but when I get to the screen that gives me the drive options I have tried to format it and clicked new to make the partition it says can't install to this drive check your bios. I have changed it to AHCI mode but then my bios doesn't detect any drives even though they flash up on a screen that's too quick to read properly just before entering the bios screen. It won't let me install windows with it in IDE (where it detects the drives) or AHCI (where it doesn't). It just gets to the same point every time! I have checked my bios is up to date, have the latest firmware etc, but still nothing.

I'm normally messing about with laptops and have installed 4 SSD's so far, with no problems. I put 1 in my PS3 2 days ago, very easy to do, so I thought putting 1 in a PC would be straight forward, so far I have spent half a day trying to do this seemingly simple task to no avail!

Please can someone help me, any ideas would be great!

Have to say thank you to Sean for the best guide I have come across. Usually use tune up utilities to do some of those tasks but I would prefer to not have an extra program running so will be doing them myself from now on.

Does anyone still have a link to the PDF version the 1 at the start is no good anymore?

When you use AHCI you may have to just load your SATA driver manually during install so the drive shows up. What motherboard are you using?

 

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Disabling the page file gave me so much trouble that i start using it again, so not all "optimizations" are actually beneficial and can really do harm on Windows so be careful what you are doing especially with regestry editing.

Windows doesn't like to be tweaked and some things are just there for a reason and when you disable these things or settings it can really mes up your OS over time.

I got the weirdest issues while i was "optimizing" windows so i stopped and revert everything and its working fine again.

Also the tutorial on making an custom OS with drivers etc. is not working and gives all kinds of weird issues.

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Disabling the page file gave me so much trouble that i start using it again, so not all "optimizations" are actually beneficial and can really do harm on Windows so be careful what you are doing especially with regestry editing.

Windows doesn't like to be tweaked and some things are just there for a reason and when you disable these things or settings it can really mes up your OS over time.

I got the weirdest issues while i was "optimizing" windows so i stopped and revert everything and its working fine again.

Also the tutorial on making an custom OS with drivers etc. is not working and gives all kinds of weird issues.


Well, that is why I say to simply shrink it and not to disable it. ;)

 

I can make a custom OS w/ updates no issue. I just did one the other day using Win Toolkit.


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Well, that is why I say to simply shrink it and not to disable it. wink.gif

I can make a custom OS w/ updates no issue. I just did one the other day using Win Toolkit.

Even when i shrink it to 2048mb i get weird issues in Windows like my some programs don't start normally on a cold boot so i have to restart in order to get them working again..

Also my desktop gadgets don always run on a cold boot and sometimes i have to do several restarts in order to get them to work..

I also tried the win toolkit and it doesn't work at all.. i installed my chipset drivers and installed the windows but i get nothing but trouble with it, IMO just install a normal WIndows and leave it a lone if you want to make it work correctly.

These so called "optimizations" are nothing but trouble and causes Windows corruption.. the only things you can disable is hybernation and trim etc. the rest causing windows corruptions and other weird issues...

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Even when i shrink it to 2048mb i get weird issues in Windows like my some programs don't start normally on a cold boot so i have to restart in order to get them working again..

Also my desktop gadgets don always run on a cold boot and sometimes i have to do several restarts in order to get them to work..

I also tried the win toolkit and it doesn't work at all.. i installed my chipset drivers and installed the windows but i get nothing but trouble with it, IMO just install a normal WIndows and leave it a lone if you want to make it work correctly.

These so called "optimizations" are nothing but trouble and causes Windows corruption.. the only things you can disable is hybernation and trim etc. the rest causing windows corruptions and other weird issues...

Seems like your Windows image is corrupt or you have corrupt hardware or drivers. Otherwise this is the first i've heard of your issues. Nothing here causes Windows corruption. Guaranteed. Tell me what you think causes corruptions in the install and optimization guide?

 

And Win Toolkit does work fine. You just don't know what you are doing apparently. I'm making a Windows 8.1 Update ISO with it now...and like I said, I made a Windows 7 one the other day.


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I'd just like to throw in this... I live and breath this guide everyday, keep a print-out of the PDF version in my drawer all the time. I've done countless installations of a number of computers, my own, parents' computer, each worked flawlessly every time, no issues no troubles.

I work on my desktop and laptop everyday with a very deep feeling of satisfaction and gratitude towards this guide... it just makes my life better to be able to do my work with no computer-related headaches. Everything just works and works perfectly... so thanks a billion Sean! biggrin.gif

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