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Windows 7: Clean Install on New SSD


05 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Clean Install on New SSD

i have a new, 120gb solid state drive i want to install windows 7 pro, 64-bit on. does windows 7 take care of whatever formatting is needed automatically? does it let me pick allocation size and type of formatting (e.g. NTSF versus another type)?

thanks.

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05 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have your SATA controller set to AHCI, then Windows 7 will detect the SSD and configure itself accordingly. Aside from that, the install process is the same as any other drive.
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05 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

newbie here - how do I set my SATA controller to AHCI?
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05 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That should be an option in your BIOS. Fill out your system specs, and then we can go from there, if needed.
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05 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

i will receive the 120Gb PATRIOT PP120GS25SSDR tomorrow. as for my system, it is made of:

CPU: 3.4 GHz QUAD CORE AMD
motherboard: M5A88-M
8GB RAM

so when i boot for the first time, before booting from my Windows 7 DVD, i should go to bios first and look for..? i don't see a sata controller option - will that appear once i hook up the SSD?


btw, these are the main tabs in BIOS:

Main Ai Tweakers
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
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05 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Look for the storage or disk controller settings, likely where the HD is registered in BIOS.

In addition follow these steps to Clean Install Windows 7.
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 Clean Install on New SSD




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