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Windows 7: XP - Windows & Ultimate migration preparation


23 Nov 2010   #1

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XP - Windows & Ultimate migration preparation

First off - this forum is a lifesaver! I have done quite a bit of reading here and appreciate everyone's contribution.

While I think i'm somewhat prepared to install Windows 7 this weekend, I was hoping someone can help me with my last few questions.

1. I will be installing Windows 7 and all programs on Ocz Vertec 2 SDD. Should I only install the sdd first and then hookup the remaining data drives after?

2. I have 3 drives (320gb WD3200AAKS). 1 is currently loaded with XP and program files and 2 with data files from my XP machine. I would like to start with fresh drives for the new sytem - should I back up required data to my external and then format the drives in XP prior to installing Windows 7?

I will be using Sony Vegas Pro for video editing - should I use a Raid0 setup with 2 drives for faster read/write speeds and then use the third for regular storage?

What is the best use of these drives for this purpose?

Thanks in advance.


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23 Nov 2010   #2
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You'll want to put your OS and Programs on the SSD for fastest performance.

Unplug the other HD's during install so Windows 7 doesn't place its boot files on the XP partition. After install, you can plug the other HD's back in to access your files, boot XP if needed via the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key, then wipe the HD's when you're ready. Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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