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Windows 7: Help Selecting SSD for PC

07 Aug 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
Yes ignatzatsonic, I'm the one from Riverton Wyoming - The end of the earth! where men are men and sheep are nervous!


BX series is fine and 500gb is also


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07 Aug 2015   #12
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
Bios settings

ignatzatsonic, If my original HDDs are SATA I assume I'm probably okay to leave bios settings where they are?
As well, the Crucial drive is rated sata III, I probably have sata or sata II but I assume the drive is backwards compatible?

Thanks
N2
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07 Aug 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
ignatzatsonic, If my original HDDs are SATA I assume I'm probably okay to leave bios settings where they are?

Thanks
N2
Generally, yes.

Do you intend to do a clean install to the new SSD?

Or do you intend to transfer your current HDD installation to the new SSD?
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07 Aug 2015   #14
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
As well, the Crucial drive is rated sata III, I probably have sata or sata II but I assume the drive is backwards compatible?
Yes, it would be backward compatible.
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07 Aug 2015   #15
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Was thinking a clean install might be best!

Thanks
N2
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07 Aug 2015   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Was thinking a clean install might be best!

Thanks
N2
Yeah, particularly if you've got a 3, 5, or 7 year old install on the HDD.

Do you have an authentic and legit install disc and Product Key for Win 7? I'm guessing that PC did not come with Win 7.
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07 Aug 2015   #17
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Well, I'm showing a OEM Win7 disk for the gateway, but it's been a while!

Thanks
N2
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07 Aug 2015   #18
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Well, I'm showing a OEM Win7 disk for the gateway, but it's been a while!

Thanks
N2
Do you or don't you have a 25 character Product Key for Win 7, not for whatever operating system came on the Gateway from the factory?

How do you intend to activate a clean install of Windows 7??
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07 Aug 2015   #19
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Yes I DO have the product key, but have had trouble in the past with preloaded OEM's software!
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07 Aug 2015   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Clean install if you want but you could use Macrium reflect to image all your partitions to say a Samsung* 250GB SSD. If you have a spare sata port install an extra 1TB WD/Blue, Black for data.

* Unfortunately my after sales experience with Samsung hasn't been great.
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