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Windows 7: Remove RAID when doing clean install of W7, Boot from SSD

05 Jul 2014   #1
TheAtomicGoose

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Remove RAID when doing clean install of W7, Boot from SSD

Hi All,
I'm planning on doing my first clean Windows 7 install. My laptop came with RAID built in, and I want to get rid of it as part of the clean install. I'm not sure how to go about that.

Also, my laptop has a 500GB HDD and a 32GB SSD. Windows is installed in such a way that it boots from the SSD and so starts extremely quickly. I'm guessing that that requires some extra configuration during the clean install.

Lastly, I have a UEFI motherboard, and I was wondering if the install process when doing a clean install using UEFI is different from a normal clean install.
Thanks for your answers in advance!


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05 Jul 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

What type of RAID do you have? Is this MSATA? If so follow these special steps to Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums.

In addition look over the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compile everything that works best to get and keep a perfect install based on tens of thousands we've directly helped do here.
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11 Jul 2014   #3
TheAtomicGoose

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How would I figure out what kind of RAID I have? Where would I see if my SSD used an MSATA connector?
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12 Jul 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Just folllow the steps in both blue links and you'll see how/if the MSATA ones apply.
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