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Windows 7: Looking for upgrade advice

10 Feb 2013   #11
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrenches View Post
Don't bother with upgrade, just get an OEM.

Microsoft GFC-02050 Software - Newegg.com

I think the memory and drive upgrades will improve your system greatly but I see you already ordered the SSD but will it work in IDE? I don't think your BIOS has the option from going to AHCI from IDE.

It may be ok as I don't know that much but seeing that you have an older system raised the question.
The mobo has sata inputs. I just used what I had lying around when I built it. I would not be surprised if its a 5400 rpm


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14 Feb 2013   #12
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Thanks guys it worked great. I set it up in diskpart and cloned the cdrive it went smooth. I very happy with the speed. I'm not sure I completely understand the deal with the bit locker. I followed the SSD alignment instructions but this small partition is not visible and the size appears the same, so Iím not sure it is setup correctly.
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15 Feb 2013   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datman View Post
Thanks guys it worked great. I set it up in diskpart and cloned the cdrive it went smooth. I very happy with the speed. I'm not sure I completely understand the deal with the bit locker. I followed the SSD alignment instructions but this small partition is not visible and the size appears the same, so Iím not sure it is setup correctly.
Datman run the Partition Wizard Partition Manager Software, partition magic server and server partition software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. it should give you a clear picture of it in that as mine doesn't in Computer Management > Disk Management.
Having said that my laptop version doesn't show that small partition in PW or DISKPART either.
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18 Feb 2013   #14
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datman View Post
Thanks guys it worked great. I set it up in diskpart and cloned the cdrive it went smooth. .
As always I spoke to soon. I was getting a few weird issues. I was getting a blue screen of death as I shut it down and would always reboot and have to be manually turned off. Moving the wireless usb adapter would cause a blue screen. I did a fresh install and the drive disappeared during the install and caused an error. I moved the sata and power cables around and that seemed to help with the SSD staying stable and the blue screens with the wireless adapter. I also updated the bios and chip set drivers today. It still will not shut down and a get a blue screen for a few seconds right before windows would normally turn off but it cycles back on. I haven't really used it yet to tell if it will run OK but it definitely will not shut down.
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19 Feb 2013   #15
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

One of 2 things must be bad. The SSD or my PS.

I forgot to set the bios from sata to AHCI so I thought that must be it. Then windows wound not boot but if I switched it back to sata it would. So I thought I must need to install windows again with the bios set to AHCI and it seemed to work. I installed all the mobo software, SP1 and 2 restarted several times everything was looking good then I opened Internet explorer and it prompted me to install IE9 and I did. When it rebooted I am back to BSOD everytime I reboot. I have to hold the power button and the next time I boot I get a ctrl alt delete to restart error and if I go into the bios the drive is gone again. I give up.
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19 Feb 2013   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Please follow steps outlined here to get BSOD help:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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22 Feb 2013   #17
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Please follow steps outlined here to get BSOD help:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
thanks for the link Golden.

I will study it later when I have more time. As it turns out the problem is my USB wireless adapter. It has been on this computer for years and as far as I can tell it is still good but for some reason after I hooked up the SSD I started getting ther BSOD but if I replace it with a different unit everything works fine.

That's why I thought I was all good at first then after I installed the adapter and did all the updates is when I had problems. I never dreamed it could be the adapter, weird.
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22 Feb 2013   #18
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Maybe not so weird. Usually something tries to use the same resources as the others thus causing a conflict. Changing the unit usually solves that.
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