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Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Aug 2010
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Posted By xceebeex
Well there there is an upcoming FW update that...

Well there there is an upcoming FW update that fixes the sleep issue with these drives. In some cases, when a machine is put in to sleep, it will not wake up properly (it basically doesn't detect the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
One of the reasons that I am "worrying" so much...

One of the reasons that I am "worrying" so much about AHCI is because the drive manufacturer suggests to only flash the drive with firmware updates in AHCI mode.
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
When I tried contacting Samsung which is where I...

When I tried contacting Samsung which is where I downloaded the update through, they said they can't do anything in regards to BIOS support.

I am beginning to wonder if this is worth all of the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Is there a way for me to install the Intel AHCI...

Is there a way for me to install the Intel AHCI drivers as part of the installation process (like the F6 back in XP and before days) or will I have to install it after the fact? Also, that tutorial...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Ask whoever issued the BIOS update via email....

Ask whoever issued the BIOS update via email. Chances are you are somehow missing it.[/QUOTE]

If I can figure out who issued the new BIOS I can try that, but I seriously doubt that I am missing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
There is an updater tool that came on the system...

There is an updater tool that came on the system that I used to update the firmware. I forget how many times it updated.



That is what I was thinking. After doing a little more digging, it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
That is normally what I would think, but in this...

That is normally what I would think, but in this case it looks like they also take away functionality. I will try and find info on what each update did and see if any of them are necessary for stuff...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Another little pice of info that I found out is...

Another little pice of info that I found out is that with the drive I plan on installing, the Firmware updater won't work unless the drive is in AHCI mode. So that is yet another reason I would like...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
No, I have not. I would like to get it right the...

No, I have not. I would like to get it right the first time rather than having to install Windows multiple times. I know people say to not worry about the number of write cycles a SSD does (since it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
If there is not an option in the PC BIOS to...

If there is not an option in the PC BIOS to enable AHCI then it's not possible; it'll be ok without it.[/QUOTE]

What is weird is that in previous versions of the BIOS there was a hidden set of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Well it doesn't look like AHCI is enabled by...

Well it doesn't look like AHCI is enabled by default so I am not sure what to do from here. Samsung decided to remove the option in the BIOS to enable AHCI for some strange reason. I might be able to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Thanks for the clarification. Are there any other...

Thanks for the clarification. Are there any other recommended setting changes or anything like that for optimum SSD performance? Also, what are peoples thoughts on sleep/hibernate? I have heard that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Hmm, I am not so sure that is the optimum way to...

Hmm, I am not so sure that is the optimum way to install Windows on a SSD. From everything that I have read, it is not a good idea to ever really do a full format on a SSD due to the limit number of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,708
Posted By xceebeex
Getting ready to install Win 7 on SSD

I am getting ready to install Win 7 on to a brand new Vertex 2 SSD to put in to my Samsung NC10 netbook. One thing that I have been reading about is setting BIOS to enable AHCI mode, but the downside...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 9,793
Posted By xceebeex
I think it came preformatted in NTFS.

I think it came preformatted in NTFS.
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 9,793
Posted By xceebeex
Interesting, maybe I will look at giving one of...

Interesting, maybe I will look at giving one of the other methods a try.
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 9,793
Posted By xceebeex
I believe that the ISO is 3GB or so. I would like...

I believe that the ISO is 3GB or so. I would like to have it on a bootable USB rather than a DVD. Can I download the ISO that MS provides even though I did not purchase through them directly? If so,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 9,793
Posted By xceebeex
I have 4 files in total that I downloaded. One...

I have 4 files in total that I downloaded. One being an iso file, one being an exe file and then two box files. I tried using the tool with the iso file.
Forum: Installation & Setup 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 9,793
Posted By xceebeex
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

So anyone used this tool? I have an ISO file that I purchased/downloaded from Digital River and I am trying to make a bootable USB drive. I have a brand new 16GB drive that I am trying to use so it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
Ha, well slight change of plans. I found a good...

Ha, well slight change of plans. I found a good deal on a new hard drive today Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
Ahh ok got it. I was just looking in that guide...

Ahh ok got it. I was just looking in that guide rather than looking at all the previous posts.

Thanks again!
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
That is what I am leaning towards as well. What...

That is what I am leaning towards as well. What registry tweaks are you talking about? In that guide that you linked earlier for the Repair Install, there was no mention of registry tweaks. What...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
I have a Full version of XP Professional and that...

I have a Full version of XP Professional and that what was on my desktop prior to the upgrade to Home Premium. Both the HP and Pro are Upgrade versions.

My laptop came pre-installed with XP so I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
The reason is that it is a workaround and only...

The reason is that it is a workaround and only became clear to us in recent months that it works reliably to insert a retail Win7 key into Anytime Upgrade.

I personally would go ahead and try...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By xceebeex
I find it strange that there is not a CLEAR...

I find it strange that there is not a CLEAR answer for this question somewhere on Microsoft's website or something, I can't be the first person looking to do this. I am really not sure what to do at...
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