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Install Windows 7 on SSD (from a windows machine)

I have connected my SSD from my new computer, to my allready working computer. I would now like to install Windoes 7 on it, so that I can just plug it into the new computer and have windows working ...
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Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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Windows 8 Install SSD Issues

I'm having an annoying problem regarding installing Windows 8 on my SSD. I have a 40gb ssd (Corsair F40) which I'm trying to install Windows 8 on by using a flash drive. When running setup, the ssd is ...
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Dell XPS - can I put windows on an SSD?

I'm looking at buying this for my son to do gaming: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=cdx8743&model_id=xps-8700 But it will really need an SSD drive and extra memory. I can save a few ...
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I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
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Windows 8.1 clean install keeps failing with Oxc0000005 error

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD. I don't know where the error is coming from, I'v already tested several ...
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My SSD cant be selected from Windows 7 install menu

Can anyone help me? I cant choose my SSD when I try to install Windows. Only my secondary HDD allowed. SATA mode selection in UEFI BIOS is set to AHCI. Can I check somewhere check if my SSD is working ...
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Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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Windows 8 OEM: How to do a fresh install onto a smaller drive [duplicate]

I want to upgrade the 500GB HDD that came with my Dell Laptop to a 120GB SSD. Windows 8 came pre-loaded (OEM, no sticker). Here's what I've tried so far: Attempt #1: Create a restore disk using the ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 to new SSD while booted into Windows 7

I am nervous about proceeding through the install wizard past the "install" button, when I'm not sure what choices I'll be presented with, vs what assumptions the wizard makes for me. My situation: ...
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Clean install of OEM Windows7 from HDD to SSD

I have an Acer laptop and I want to install Win7 on my new SSD drive. What I'd like to do is to have a fresh install. My HDD has two hidden partitions (PQSERVICE and unnamed) before C:. I tried ...
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Installing Fedora 19: only shows one SSD of two

I'm trying to install Fedora 19 on two SSDs (Software RAID 1 if possible). These SSDs were used in another computer before. I deleted the MBR record and the partition table with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Windows Installation Process Not Detecting SSD

I've recently bought a OCZ Onyx Series SATA II 2.5" Solid State Drive. I also bought a Kingston 7GB pendrive and made it into a bootable Windows device. When I look int the BIOS it shows that I've got ...
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How to reinstall my genuine Windows 7 in a new hard drive (SSD)?

I want to update, my laptop to a SSD flash drive, and want to install the windows that came pre-installed in my machine. I know there is supposed to be a partition on my current hard drive, that has ...
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Should I format an SSD cache drive before reinstalling Windows 7?

I bought a laptop which has a 500gb hard drive, and a small SSD drive for caching (24gb). It runs Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Should I also format ...
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Cannot start Fedora when installed on two disks

My laptop has an SSD and a HDD. There is now no OS on my laptop. Before I had installed Fedora 18 successfully (it was only on the SSD). Then I made some mistakes and the OS broke. Now I want to ...
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Windows 8 Pro Install BSOD After Disk Selection

I am trying to install Windows 8 Pro from an ISO, burned to a DVD. Setup boots and allows me to go through the install screens, up to disk selection. I have a Kingston Hyper-X SSD 128GB disk as Disk0 ...
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Disk Read Error and more problems - Any ideas what to do?

I'm having problems with my PC, first of all I started getting Disk Read Errors when trying to boot from my SSD. However I usually was able to restart my computer a few times and it would eventually ...
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Where can I download a copy of Windows 8 (64 Bit) to use with my previously purchased activation key?

I just bought an HP ultrabook running Windows 8 with no installtion media. I also bought an SSD hard drive... My plan was to install windows 8 on the SSD I purchased. Without any installation media ...
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How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
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Install mSATA SSD on Lenovo A720

I apologize in advance for using tag names in title, it seemed it would be clearer this way I just purchased a Lenovo A720 and they have a more expensive version than what I purchased that has a ...
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Should AHCI be enabled for an SSD?

I have ordered a OCZ SSD and it will be the first that I have installed. In prepping for it's arrival and install, I reviewed MSI web site to be sure I do as much right the first time as possible. On ...
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“A disk read error occured” after installing Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media on second disk (new SSD)

I have Laptop Samsung RC730 (NP-RC730-S02PL). I bought second disk - SDD OCZ Agility. I wanted to install Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media which I got with my laptop. I also noticed that ...
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Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II 60 gb SSD?

Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD? I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. ...
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What do I need to do to install Windows onto my new SSD?

I am in the process of building a new computer, and while I'm still waiting on the important parts of the computer, like the CPU and the Motherboard, my 120 GB Solid State drive has arrived, and I ...
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SSD upgrade — should I move all software to SSD, or can I continue running it from current C: drive?

I just got my first SSD to give more speed to a three year old computer. I don't want to put all programs onto the SSD. Can I assign it to A or B, use it for the operating system alone, then leave ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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Change programfiles variable on windows

I have built a computer for a user that asked me for "speed": an SSD was the obvious solution because what he means by speed is "fast boot time". This solved the problem, however the user is not ...
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Installing Windows 7 on secondary drive

I just installed an SSD in my laptop, it is the second drive. I boot from the first one. Is there anyway I can install Windows 7 on the second drive while I it is also installed on the first? Or ...
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Installing different OS'es into SSD partitions

Beginning of this week I took delivery of a new 27" iMac (fitted with a 250GB Solid State Drive in addition to the 1TB Optical drive), which came with Snow Leopard installed. Unfortunately, instead of ...
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Best practices - New Install of Windows 7 with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD I'm building my first Windows 7 machine. It will have a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. I'd like to make Windows 7 re-installation easy ...
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Installing Windows on one drive but Program Files on another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7? I'm toying with the idea of getting a SSD to replace my main drive. However, due to the ...
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move existing Windows XP to a new harddrive

I've bought a SSD for my laptop and made a fresh install of Windows 7. On my old HDD I've got a Windows XP system, which I would like to move to the SSD. I've tried it this way: put the HDD to an ...
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I'm trying to conserve SSD space & want to move User Accounts to HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I have a newly installed Windows 7 install on an SSD, and have about 17GB free before adding any users or ...
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SQL 2008 installation on SSD

Can SQL 2008 Developer be installed on an SSD ExpressCard? The device is a Transcend 32GB ExpressCard. I'm getting the following error: The path E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ is not on a ...
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windows 7 64 bit installation on ssd crucial 300c can't install

I have a small problem. Today my Crucial c300 arrived. Now I want a clean install windows 7 64 bit. After firing up the dvd, I get a screen which says that it needs drivers for my hardware. Why cant ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit not finding my SSD, any ideas?

So I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my new SSD (Kingston SNVP325-S2/64GB) and I have unplugged my other drives (for the install only). The SSD is detected by BIOS, I am running the ...
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How do I install Visual Studio 2010 Express somewhere besides C:?

I have a SSD as my primary (C:) drive, mainly used for quickly loading games. It's pretty small (~30 GB) so I want to keep things that don't really need a speed boost off of it. I attempted ...