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    Help installing windows on new SSD

    My friend was putting together my desktop for me, but had to go to work before he could complete it. Basically everything is done, and I just have to install windows.

    I'd like to install windows on my SSD drive, and would like to know how to proceed. I'm using 1 ssd hd, and one traditional hd, and I have the windows installation cd in hand. I'm using an asus motherboard, btw.

    My friend mentioned something about setting the boot sequence and trim. Can anyone provide additional instructions? Thanks!

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    1. Install windows
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    There is nothing different than installing on a normal drive. You may want to move some of the folders in your user folder to another drive, but that can be done at any time.

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    http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/s...-for-ssds-hdds is a great guide to follow for not only installing Windows 7, but optimizing your SSD as well. I highly recommend it.

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    Just tell the windows installer to put it on the SSD. Make sure the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode beforehand though, changing it after installing Windows can be a real pain in the backside. If you really want to be sure, unplug the HDD's data cable so that the only place Windows can be installed on to is the SSD.
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    Thanks for the info everyone! My motherboard was already set to AHCI, so i just had to install windows. I'm planning on following the guide to optimize my ssd, as well.

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    just remove the power on the spindle drive until youve installed windows on the ssd. keeps things easy.
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