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Can someone guide me on how to freshly install Win 8 to an SSD?

#1jelly2008Posted 7/4/2014 1:56:52 PM
I'm a little unsure as this is my first time I'm gonna be using an SSD. Idk if there are any special steps to take for installing to an SSD.

2 HDDs failed a week ago. Ordered for an SSD. Need to reinstall Win 8 and 8.1 all over again.
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#2ShubPosted 7/4/2014 1:58:43 PM
Nope, no special steps.
Just set your SATA controller to AHCI mode in your BIOS, hook up the SSD (or vice versa, it doesn't matter), then install Windows.
After you're done installing Windows, you may opt to disable hibernation and move your swap file to another drive.
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#3jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2014 2:21:32 PM
Shub posted...
Nope, no special steps.
Just set your SATA controller to AHCI mode in your BIOS, hook up the SSD (or vice versa, it doesn't matter), then install Windows.
After you're done installing Windows, you may opt to disable hibernation and move your swap file to another drive.


How do I move the swap file to another drive? I'm not too knowledgeable in such deep-level stuff.
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#4ShubPosted 7/4/2014 2:23:01 PM
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=move%20swap%20file%20to%20another%20drive
I could give you the instructions off the top of my head but other people already did it for me :)
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#5jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/4/2014 2:31:57 PM
Shub posted...
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=move%20swap%20file%20to%20another%20drive
I could give you the instructions off the top of my head but other people already did it for me :)


Uh...Thanks Shub. Yeah, I was a little silly for not Googling it. I got the hint. :)
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#6The_Count_FooPosted 7/4/2014 3:51:05 PM(edited)
Also make sure to unplug your other drives while installing or it might put some of the files on your HDD. So without that HDD your computer won't boot windows. I learned this the hard way.
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#7jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 7/5/2014 5:03:50 AM
The_Count_Foo posted...
Also make sure to unplug your other drives while installing or it might put some of the files on your HDD. So without that HDD your computer won't boot windows. I learned this the hard way.


I see. That's new info. Thank you. :)
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