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post #3706 of 9059

Just re installed to ssd. Success.  Re activating with my old key looks like it might be a problem.... Using the phone activation system now.  

 

Do you guys disable the GUI on start up and disable hibernate/system restore to save ssd space?  I plan on following this guide now that windows running:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

post #3707 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

Just re installed to ssd. Success.  Re activating with my old key looks like it might be a problem.... Using the phone activation system now.  

 

Do you guys disable the GUI on start up and disable hibernate/system restore to save ssd space?  I plan on following this guide now that windows running:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

You get AHCI up?

 

Nope I don't. 

post #3708 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

You get AHCI up?

 

Nope I don't. 

Activation is complete!  I'm using AHCI and there was another setting in the bios (gigabyte ud3) that had other drives running at IDE speed.  I just left it at default since I haven't formatted my old hdd yet.

 

Apparently you can't install windows from a usb 3.0 port..  That got me scared a little bit lol.

post #3709 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

Just re installed to ssd. Success.  Re activating with my old key looks like it might be a problem.... Using the phone activation system now.  

 

Do you guys disable the GUI on start up and disable hibernate/system restore to save ssd space?  I plan on following this guide now that windows running:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

I disable hibernation, because I use Intel Rapid Start. I also uninstall unnecessary Windows features like media player and IE etc. Keep your internet "download" folder on a separate disk too if you're one of those people that acquires a wad of stuff. Another tip is to simplify your programs list, using competent programs so you don't have a needless complexity of stuff. Which keeps your registry, drivers, and filesystem squeaky clean.

 

EDIT: Almost forgot. I also minimize the space taken of the page file, recycle bin, and system restore. If you use these services all the time, don't skimp too hard on them.


Edited by brunk - 12/13/13 at 4:53pm
post #3710 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

Activation is complete!  I'm using AHCI and there was another setting in the bios (gigabyte ud3) that had other drives running at IDE speed.  I just left it at default since I haven't formatted my old hdd yet.

 

Apparently you can't install windows from a usb 3.0 port..  That got me scared a little bit lol.

Yep. My motherboard had only a few options

 

You can keep SATA 0-3(ports) as IDE, RAID or AHCI. The moment you choose ACHI or Raid, a second command menu came up that then allowed you to control SATA 4-5 with either IDE or SATA.

 

This basically means you are limited in using only modern HDD's and SSD's for SATA ports 0-3 on my motherboard and that ports 4-5 had to be set to IDE if you had an optical drive.

 

What?

 

I had my Flash drive plugged into my USB 3.0 port and it all installed fine.

 

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I disable hibernation, because I use Intel Rapid Start. I also uninstall unnecessary Windows features like media player and IE etc. Keep your internet "download" folder on a separate disk too if you're one of those people that acquires a wad of stuff. Another tip is to simplify your programs list, using competent programs so you don't have a needless complexity of stuff. Which keeps your registry, drivers, and filesystem squeaky clean.

 

EDIT: Almost forgot. I also minimize the space taken of the page file, recycle bin, and system restore. If you use these services all the time, don't skimp too hard on them.

 

Yep

 

I keep 'main' programs on my SSD. But all downloads, output directories etc are set to another hard drive. Any games are thus also installed to the other hard drive. 

post #3711 of 9059
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Wow. BTW, is "ling ling" supposed to be Cantonese? It sounds like "0".

haha nope it's not supposed to be any nationality, I didn't get it from Drawn together either.  My parents used that name when I  was little(none of use are Asian lol.)

 

as for the usb 3.0 boot I just googled the "drivers not found" error I got and some one (probably multiple people but the first link gave me the answer) also had the same problem and it went away by choosing a usb 2.0 port.  

post #3712 of 9059
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Hot corners can mostly be disabled in 8.1.

 

Mostly...but NOT entirely, I take it.

 

Still, I can't believe that what should've been a simple Service Pack is giving people this much trouble...oh, wait, this is Microsoft we're talking about.

 

They even made it so that updating to Windows 8.1 from my Windows 8 install using a DreamSpark Premium key de-activated it outright without even warning me on the Microsoft Store or giving me a new key first, making it effectively a Windows 8-only key despite the talk of free Windows 8.1 upgrades. I knew Win8.1 install media rejects Win8 keys for new installs, but I wasn't expecting that.

 

Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out why waking my computer from sleep mode leaves it muted (even though it doesn't think the sound card's muted) until I reboot. Sometimes I can't even access the Start Menu, either...

post #3713 of 9059
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Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out why waking my computer from sleep mode leaves it muted (even though it doesn't think the sound card's muted) until I reboot. Sometimes I can't even access the Start Menu, either...

Are you using a USB soundcard? Sometimes those things don't get out of sleep mode properly. Check your USB power setting and see if something fishy is going on.

post #3714 of 9059

So I just realized the reason your 7850 (or whatever card you have bowei) got a 7.9 the same score as my 7970 is because that's the max score for wei at the moment.  lol so if you get all 7.9's then you can get a "perfect score"  About to wipe my old hdd.

post #3715 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

So I just realized the reason your 7850 (or whatever card you have bowei) got a 7.9 the same score as my 7970 is because that's the max score for wei at the moment.  lol so if you get all 7.9's then you can get a "perfect score"  About to wipe my old hdd.

9.9 is the max score..... 7.9 was the max score in Windows 7 ( at release)

 

I have CrossfireX 7870's........ The 7850 and the 7870 are very different. The 7870 released at approx $350 USD and 7850 released at $250 USD. The cards are quite 'different' I guess you can say.

post #3716 of 9059
 
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I keep 'main' programs on my SSD. But all downloads, output directories etc are set to another hard drive. Any games are thus also installed to the other hard drive. 

 

Why?, isn't that a waste of an SSD? (unless you have a 60GB drive for boot purposes only)

 

Unless you have a boatload of games installed at once, you should really be taking advantage of the SSD for better load times. Even all my downloads go straight to my desktop, for instant seeking in anime!

post #3717 of 9059
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post
 

 

Why?, isn't that a waste of an SSD? (unless you have a 60GB drive for boot purposes only)

 

Unless you have a boatload of games installed at once, you should really be taking advantage of the SSD for better load times. Even all my downloads go straight to my desktop, for instant seeking in anime!

I don't get much of a huge difference from SSD to HDD that I can't wait for :/

post #3718 of 9059
 
Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I don't get much of a huge difference from SSD to HDD that I can't wait for :/

 

Paranoid about wearing out your drive prematurely? :p

post #3719 of 9059
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Paranoid about wearing out your drive prematurely? :p

^^^ Realistically, I don't think a bunch of reads and writes it will make a difference as far as ssds dying prematurely goes, not any more than r/w's on a hdd right? Isn't the technology a lot more stable than when ssds first came out? It's like "warming up" your fuel injected car.

 

So far I've only installed programs like afterburner, foobar, vlc, winrar, chrome and anti virus (that's all actually lol)  I have my downloads along with all my files and desktop on D: (500gb WD blue) 

 

I'm not really impressed by boot time (probably like 20 seconds) but it's so nice how there's no bottle neck when windows loads I can just do anything with out waiting for start with windows programs to catch up.  

 

I can't wait for ssds to become the norm for storage in everything and they get as cheap as hdds are now :biggrin: 

post #3720 of 9059
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

^^^ Realistically, I don't think a bunch of reads and writes it will make a difference as far as ssds dying prematurely goes, not any more than r/w's on a hdd right? Isn't the technology a lot more stable than when ssds first came out? It's like "warming up" your fuel injected car.

 

So far I've only installed programs like afterburner, foobar, vlc, winrar, chrome and anti virus (that's all actually lol)  I have my downloads along with all my files and desktop on D: (500gb WD blue) 

 

I'm not really impressed by boot time (probably like 20 seconds) but it's so nice how there's no bottle neck when windows loads I can just do anything with out waiting for start with windows programs to catch up.  

 

I can't wait for ssds to become the norm for storage in everything and they get as cheap as hdds are now :biggrin: 

If you want to decrease your boot time further, you can disable many things in the BIOS to drastically shorten POST time. Such as disable SMART on POST, disabling other drives as boot (set your SSD as priority #1 and CD second, or not at all), getting rid of splash screen and a few other things that aren't immediately coming to mind. :)

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