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Windows 7: HELP Installing FSX & OS Win 7 Pro on SSD

20 Jul 2014   #1

Windows Pro 7 SP1 x64
HELP Installing FSX & OS Win 7 Pro on SSD

Can you please help me with a step by step tutorial. I want to format my Pc to a new state that is uninstalling and then re-install without losing my Data (Docs,Picture,Music,etc...). I'm having a few problems running Flight Simulator X and re installing Fsx and I was advised to reformat and clean installing Windows.

Currently I have Win Pro 7 x64 Bit SP1 installed.

PC Spec and current setup:
-Intel i7 3770k OC @ 4.4Ghz
-Win Pro 7 x 64 Bit
-2 x 1TB Seagate HDD (7.2k rpm) RAID0 Setup

-1 x Brand New 480Gb SSD M500 Crucial Memory (Not yet Installed)
-1 x Brand new 120Gb SSD UDMA Adata (Not yet Installed)

1. My initial plan is to install Win 7 Pro OS & FSX on 480GB Crucial Memory SSD , which I need assistance with on how to setup and config through BIOS.

2.My 128GB SSD I want to use it for FSX Addons.

3. My 2 x 1TB Seagate HDD use them for storage and other Additional FSX Addons.

Since I currently have RAID0 Setup on my current System whats the best approach on how to uninstall and re install? As well need your assistance on what you recommend to be a best setup configuration regards my current system and my intentions.

I hope you will be able to assist me,thanks in advance.

Best Regards


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20 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I think you first step would be to backup all of your data (docs, pics etc.) to something like an external hard drive and then disable the RAID array (follow the steps here - they will most likely be similar to what you need to do).

Then install your 480GB SSD and set it to be the first drive in the boot order within the BIOS (if you need help doing this refer to the manual that came with your motherboard or look online), install windows as you normally would on your new 480GB SSD, install the usual drivers and software etc. (including FSX)

With regards to your addons on your 120GB ssd, if I remember rightly some addons need to be on the same drive as FSX, but if that is not the case, create an FSX folder on the SSD and just set the addons to install in there.

To use your 2 x 1TB hard drives for storage etc. then you could just create a new RAID 0 array after you have everything else set up, or have the drives separate as standalone 1TB drives.

If you have any questions just ask and I hope this has been of some help to you.

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