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Windows 7: Just installed SSD


06 Jun 2014   #1

 
 
Just installed SSD

Hi

just installed a 128gb ssd to my gaming rig to load things faster ect...

Im currently installing Windows 7 onto the SSD and will then change boot order in BIOS when done...

do I need to remove Windows 7 off my hdd as well or will this not cause an issue having 2 'sets'


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06 Jun 2014   #2

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If the PC seems to boot and work fine with just the SSD connected, then you can just delete the Windows 7 partition from the old HDD and use the recovered space for storage.

Did you disconnect the HDD before you installed Windows to the SSD?
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06 Jun 2014   #3

 
 

stupidly I didnt unplug it

im trying to access the BIOS and when I click 'set up' nothing is.showing up so I can't change boot order
.. ffs

(gigabyte motherboard if it helps)
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06 Jun 2014   #4

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If this install is brand new, I'd just start over with just the SSD connected.
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06 Jun 2014   #5

 
 

Im confused now

Iv used it before but there is nothing on the hard drive I need to keep, im more than happy to wipe everything and start fresh with SSD holding my.OS and league of legends amd hdd for.files.
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06 Jun 2014   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chrisa1994 View Post
Im confused now
Confused about what?
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06 Jun 2014   #7

 
 

Okay just did a boot from ssd and its prompted a startup repair, how can I go about wiping my hdd completely and starting fresh as if I've just walked out of a shop? Literally nothing worth keeping
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06 Jun 2014   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chrisa1994 View Post
Okay just did a boot from ssd and its prompted a startup repair, how can I go about wiping my hdd completely and starting fresh as if I've just walked out of a shop? Literally nothing worth keeping


You are probably getting that startup repair message because you did not disconnect the HDD before installing Windows to the SSD. You can fiddle around with that or you can start over, with the HDD disconnected.

May as well start over since Windows can be installed in 30 minutes or less.

I assume you have a legitimate Windows installation disc and a Product Key to activate your installation.

If that is the case, then I would first disconnect the HDD and get Windows running and updated on the SSD.

AFTER that is done, then worry about the HDD.

All you would have to do to the HDD is reformat it, BUT I wouldn't worry about that at all until I had Windows going well on the SSD.
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06 Jun 2014   #9

 
 

Right, I think its booting off SSD well enough now its loading my windows ultimate ect (I think)

Shall I disconnect HDD now and see if it boots up?
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06 Jun 2014   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chrisa1994 View Post
Shall I disconnect HDD now and see if it boots up?
That's the test. Try it.

If it won't boot, start over.
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