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Windows 7: Solid state drives

21 Sep 2010   #1
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
Solid state drives

hi all
i am thinking of using a solid state drive for the operating system and would be grateful for any advice can i keep the drive i have now with win 7 home premium, and install another windows 7 (like ultimate): on the solid state drive??



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21 Sep 2010   #2
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I don't think you can have two instances of Windows using the same license key, even on the same machine (unless you clone them, but then the drives should be identical). So basically you'll have to buy another copy of Windows. Other than that, SSD will make your machine way faster. the only catch is the limited number of write cycles, so I would follow the by now standard advice of moving your cache and temp folders to a RAM disk.
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21 Sep 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks for reply i will do some research
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21 Sep 2010   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi all
i am thinking of using a solid state drive for the operating system and would be grateful for any advice can i keep the drive i have now with win 7 home premium, and install another windows 7 (like ultimate): on the solid state drive??
If you have two different versions with different keys you should have no problem.
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21 Sep 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks im thinking about it i will have to choose a drive so i have a lot to think about i have £200 for the ss drive

OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-048-OC

ntel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-004-IN
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