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So I have read through articles such as this one, but none that I have read through seem to walk me through a setup that I want, and that I hope is possible without some crazy preparation. The article ...
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I have a Dell XPS 15 and have been using it for some time with the factory HD. I got an SSD to be the primary drive (I have installed in the HD bay) and moved the factory HD to the optical bay. When I ...
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I'm about to get a SSD and I'd like to know what is the way of keeping the data from my mechanical hard drive. I have OpenSUSE and Windows 7 installed on a dual boot. I've found on Google two ways ...
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Boot Ubuntu on SSD drive from windows bootloader (with or without easyBCD)

Hello Superuser community, I'm facing a problem I can't find any solution to, after sooo much reading on the web. Here's the situation I have a laptop with 2 drives (sorry I could not add the ...
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wierd drive errors on dual-boot system with sharedpartition and shared dropbox folder. How do I debug this?

My system I have a dual-boot setup with windows 8 and linux debian testing on a lenovo X1-carbon laptop with a 256GB SSD drive. I've made a shared partition in the NTFS format, and use this partition ...
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How to reinstall bootloader after migration to SSD

I must say, it was difficult to name this question. Basically, I need to properly reinstall the bootloader on my system, because I already have the working system disks for my OSes. The long story ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

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How to encrypt dual boot windows 7 and xp (bitlocker, truecrypt combo?) on sdd (recommended?)

I would like to setup a dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP laptop/notebook computer where each operation system's partition is fully encrypted. I would like to do this on a SSD - a 128Gb Crucial M4. ...
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Using internal SSD for Linux Install

I have a Samsung NP530 ultrabook. I am planning to dual-boot the Win7 on it with Xubuntu 12.04. The ultrabook has a 500GB Hitachi HDD and a 16GB SanDisk SSD. I can see the HDD in BIOS, but not the ...
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I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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Windows 7 and Windows XP on an SSD+HDD setup?

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Shrink hibernate partition on Windows 7

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I've recently purchased a SSD where I plan to install Windows 7 from scratch. I't has a SATA 6Gbps interface. The machine where it is going to be installed is a dual-boot PC with a single HDD ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 - Second (SSD) drive not showing as disk in Install

I've got one drive that's had Windows 7 for a while. I just bought an SSD drive, and I'd like to dual boot for a while. I've tried installing with formatting the SSD drive (in Windows) and make it a ...
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Is there a way to use a bootable USB stick on a Mac?

I'm trying to upgrade my SSD firmware on my Mac, but it won't boot using the bootable USB stick that the Samsung SSD Magician software made since it's DOS. Is there a way to boot from it? I have ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 + Linux on 2 separate SDD + Data HDD

I'm about to build myself a new machine (to replace my old Celeron, yes you can laugh :P) and I want to be able to dual boot on Windows 7 (mostly for games) and Linux (development/programing). I'm a ...
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Linux and Windows 7 dual boot on SSD with data HDD

I'm soon about to purchase a new desktop (for gaming, programming etc), and I'm trying to figure out a good setup for a dual boot with Linux and Windows 7. I'm thinking of getting a SSD for storing ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7/Ubuntu: must both OSes be on the same disk?

I already have Windows 7 installed on a 80 GB SSD. I want Ubuntu on the same machine, but because of the limited space on the C: drive, I wondered if it is possible to install Ubuntu on another drive. ...
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SSD as OS drive or critical program drive

I have just bought a new PC and seperately bought a new SSD drive (crucial C300 real SSD 128GB) and wanted to know whether it was better to have the SSD as my primary OS drive with some critical apps ...
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Will Windows XP work on a Hybrid Hard Drive?

I'm looking into getting the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid hard drive, and I'm planning on dual booting between Windows 7 and Windows XP. I know 7 and Vista have native support for taking advantage of ...
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How to partition SSD & another HD for Linux

I'm in the process of building a new computer and for the first time I will be using multiple hard drives (1 64GB SSD for the system & 1 7,200rpm 500GB HD for data) so I'm unsure as to how to ...