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Windows 7: SSD Setup

28 Dec 2010   #1
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 
SSD Setup

Following on from this thread: Installing W7 on new SSD

Bought a 80GB intel SSD. Intel X25-M

Is there anything I need to install like new firmware somehow? And I hear a lot about this TRIM and how it works with W7 but not quite sure about that.

I think that's it.

Ty


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28 Dec 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Read this complete thread as it may guide you for a complete set up.
Installing on an SSD
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28 Dec 2010   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

oli356,
Do you plan a clean install or are you coping an image of your current drive? If a clean install which is what I suggest than load away, no trim needed.
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28 Dec 2010   #4
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Thanks for replies. I've never even looked at these image things. So will just do a new install. Only pain in the back side is installing drivers, not to many apps.

Aria Forums - View Single Post - SSD Installation / Settings just found that as well on a forum I go on regularly

Alot of information in SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
Though it seems like it's all about if Windows is already on the SSD
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28 Dec 2010   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Windows seven will take care of a good number of the drivers and then you can go through key components to grab latest drivers off the manufacturers support website if needed. This process is not to be rushed but really should go quickly without tons of applications as you mentioned. W7 will walk you right through it and that's the key. Once loaded completely is when the fun starts as it's as if Santa has brought you a new more powerful computer while you slept.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Did your run the Intel SSD Toolbox the came with the SSD? this takes care of the trim.
Also Are you useing IDE or ATAPI controller?
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28 Dec 2010   #7
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Did your run the Intel SSD Toolbox the came with the SSD? this takes care of the trim.
Also Are you useing IDE or ATAPI controller?
Not arrived yet, just getting some knowledge for delivery on Thursday

Umm, how do I know: ?
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28 Dec 2010   #8
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Did your run the Intel SSD Toolbox the came with the SSD? this takes care of the trim.
Also Are you using IDE or ATAPI controller?
Not arrived yet, just getting some knowledge for delivery on Thursday

Umm, how do I know: ?
When you get your Intel SSD it should have a CD with setup software including a transfer program and the tool box program. just follow the instructions and you will be fine. Worked for me.
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28 Dec 2010   #9
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Ok thanks
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