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Windows 7: Thinking of adding SSD

07 May 2014   #1
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 
Thinking of adding SSD

I am trying to boost the speed of my PC and i have bought an extra 4gb ram (it will take the ram up to 8gb) someone has mentioned about an SSD - i dont know much about them but suggested using one for the OS only could improve speed even more - I thought i would ask the experts

Mic k


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07 May 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's true, a SSD will do the biggest performance boost than anything else. We have a few good tutorials for installing them if you get one.
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07 May 2014   #3
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Right that sounds like a plan i will order one now - the tutorials sound good as well Crucial M550 128GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD | Crucial UK GBP Store Organization Thats the one i am gonna order
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07 May 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You'll love that ssd. What OS are you using 32 or 64 bit?
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07 May 2014   #5
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

I am gonna put Win 7 ultimate 64bit as i am adding 4gb of ram to it as well to make it 8gb at the mo its using the 32 bit (i just hope my sims 2 still works, does on my laptop and sisters PC they both 64 bit)
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07 May 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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07 May 2014   #7
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

I am actually ditching the HD that the OS is on now i wanna clean install - and there will be a 1 tb drive and a 2tb drive in
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07 May 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

with a new SSD a fresh install is best, use this tut to get it ready.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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07 May 2014   #9
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Thats what i want to much clutter on this comouter at the mo so i am gonna take my time reinstallimng everything leaving the SSD for just the OS looking forward to doing it all now
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07 May 2014   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It will be like a new rig with 64bit, fresh install, 8gb ram and ssd !
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