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Windows 7: Would it be ok to add this just for OS


04 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Would it be ok to add this just for OS

Would it be ok to add a smaller SSD just for the OS like a 30gb?
My specs
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz 32 C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B75M-D3H (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz) 28 C
Graphics
VE247 (1920x1080@60Hz)
HP S2031 (1600x900@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Undefined) 43 C
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EALX-009BA0 (SATA)
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 C
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
And could I just use my windows 7 reinstall disc that came with my computer and use the key on the side of my computer to install to SSD? It isn't OEM windows I think it didn't have any bloatware or anything.
Could you guys suggest some SSD's that are good but cheaper still? Thanks

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04 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Not too sure about the reinstall disc, but regarding the SSD I would say a minimum of 60/64GB, they are so cheap now, 30GB would really be pushing it for space.
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04 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Not too sure about the reinstall disc, but regarding the SSD I would say a minimum of 60/64GB, they are so cheap now, 30GB would really be pushing it for space.
Ok thanks. But I really need to know about the reinstall
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04 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Not too sure about the reinstall disc, but regarding the SSD I would say a minimum of 60/64GB, they are so cheap now, 30GB would really be pushing it for space.
Ok thanks. But I really need to know about the reinstall

Understandable yes, last thing you want is to have to buy a new copy of Win 7 as well.

Hopefully someone else can help you there.
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04 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Not too sure about the reinstall disc, but regarding the SSD I would say a minimum of 60/64GB, they are so cheap now, 30GB would really be pushing it for space.
Ok thanks. But I really need to know about the reinstall

Understandable yes, last thing you want is to have to buy a new copy of Win 7 as well.

Hopefully someone else can help you there.
I'm sure I can contact support from microsoft on that?
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04 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

what about a intel 330 120gb from amazon for 90 bucks
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04 Oct 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You'd want one large enough for your OS, paging file and programs to benefit most from the increased speeds.

Then follow these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail.

You can then link your User folders from the HD by rightclicking each in the new Windows 7 to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums .

But you'd want to copy them off of the old Windows 7 first to delete and reformat partition which is the proper way to uninstall the old OS.
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04 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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And could I just use my windows 7 reinstall disc that came with my computer and use the key on the side of my computer to install to SSD? It isn't OEM windows I think it didn't have any bloatware or anything.
As long as you are installing your copy of Windows 7 to the same computer, you can activate it using the product key on the side of your computer. I have done a number of re-installs myself doing just that and haven't had any problems.
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