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Windows 7: How to prepare in use, Samsung 840 120GB ssd for new motherboard & cpu

21 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
How to prepare in use, Samsung 840 120GB ssd for new motherboard & cpu

I just installed the ssd not too long ago but, will be replacing the mothetboard & cpu soon. Can I remove the ssd and install it in my backup pc tower to format or,do what ever needs to be done to make it to where all I have to do is reinstall in case, and then install fresh copy of Win 7 pro OS? I'm not quite sure what I have to do to the ssd (which is the one I'm using right now) before installing fresh win. copy again after the new motherboard and cpu install. When I look in diskmgt. it shows 100mb at the beginning of the disk as reserved. Will Windows do this by it's self during fresh install? Or, do I have to set the disk up myself in order to have the 100mb. reserved partition again? It will be a while till my components get here and any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank You! I will provide more info if needed!

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21 Sep 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi p5200, Have a look at these tutorials SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
and this SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
and SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
and finally SSD Alignment

there are more excellent tutorials on this site
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21 Sep 2013   #3

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi p5200, Have a look at these tutorials SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
and this SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
and SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
and finally SSD Alignment

there are more excellent tutorials on this site
Thanks for the quick reply and all the links!
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21 Sep 2013   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

You're very welcome p5200, You will get a lot more help when our resident experts get online so keep checking back here
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21 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
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21 Sep 2013   #6

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
Will that give the 100mb. reserve partition or, will windows set that up if I go into bios and set up for AHCI mode? Thanks!
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21 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
Will that give the 100mb. reserve partition or, will windows set that up if I go into bios and set up for AHCI mode? Thanks!
when you go to reinstall windows set bios to AHCI then, format and delete ALL partitions(you WILL loose ALL data on the drive. when windows installs, it will create 2 partitions automatically. 1 OS and 2 System Reserved.
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21 Sep 2013   #8

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
Will that give the 100mb. reserve partition or, will windows set that up if I go into bios and set up for AHCI mode? Thanks! I noticed, in my samsung magicion program it has an option for secure data erase does anyone know what that does? It may not be of any use for what I'm planing to do?


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21 Sep 2013   #9

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
Will that give the 100mb. reserve partition or, will windows set that up if I go into bios and set up for AHCI mode? Thanks!
when you go to reinstall windows set bios to AHCI then, format and delete ALL partitions(you WILL loose ALL data on the drive. when windows installs, it will create 2 partitions automatically. 1 OS and 2 System Reserved.
I see, Thank you very much!
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21 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
your best bet is to just install the cpu and mobo, then reformat it through windows installation.
Will that give the 100mb. reserve partition or, will windows set that up if I go into bios and set up for AHCI mode? Thanks! I noticed, in my samsung magicion program it has an option for secure data erase does anyone know what that does? It may not be of any use for what I'm planing to do?
thats really only used for if you are going to sell the drive. it erases all the data on the drive, and tries to make it unrecoverable. no need to use it here.
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