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User Info: HarmonicWave

3 years ago#1
I remember seeing suggestions in another topic about how to setup certain things when using an SSD, something about the pagefile location or whatever, something that would be different from a regular drive. I already got it hooked up and made sure it shows up in My Computer, and I can move files to it, etc.

It's a 120GB SSD and I just want to install Windows + programs + a few games. I have several other hard drives for everything else.

It's my first SSD, so I just want to make sure I have all the settings done correctly.
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User Info: arleas

3 years ago#2
When I installed windows 7 to my SSD (two separate SSD's on two separate occasions) I just installed it and windows 7 recognized it as something that needed certain things done for it and did it without me having to do enabling I'm gonna say that you probably won't have to do anything special beyond installing windows 7 (or 8) fresh on the SSD.

As for the pagefile, you could move that to a different drive later on (by creating a pagefile on the 2nd drive and then removing the pagefile from the SSD). It's not vital that you do it right away or anything... I really wouldn't suggest trying to move your whole OS to the SSD unless you really know what you're doing.

EDIT: I realized your topic says "clean install of windows 8" but for whatever reason I thought you were planning on moving stuff manually when you said "and I can move files to it"

User Info: Crimson_Jesus

3 years ago#3
make sure ahci is on and you're good? win8 plays friendly with SSDs by having optimal settings for them like defrag off by default
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