I have been running windows7 for a year now on my pc. Its super fast and I love it. However; I have struggled to get Home Groups to work, and there are some other aggravating issues that I think I'll clear up by re-installign windows. I'll be using my family pack of Windows7 Upgrade DVDs to get it done.
Currently, I have a kingston 128 (maybe its bigger, don't recall) SSD that I keep my OS on. I have a 1TB HDD that I keep my data, user profiles, and all temp files on. So, I currently have a drive letter "D" that is the 100MB reserved partition. I already don't like keeping all my stuff on a second drive, but the idea that its on "F" is really odd to me.
I see that I can use DISKPART to re-do the partitions on my drive. I guess that I'll do that (any drawbacks ?). I'd really like to ditch the 100MB partition, as I have not had that on any of my past XP installs. I read that I do not need to re-align the SSD as I am not imaging, but rather "freshinstalling." I'll be wiping the whole SSD, and be down to one partition, if I can. The DISKPART stuff looks fairly confusing, but since I have a small drive and am not dual booting anything, hopefully its simpler.
I already checked the trim command and AHCI stuff last time, and I doubt that any of it would change.