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Can I install windows 8.1 update 1 on a 30GB ssd

I have computer with an empty 30GB SSD, and no place for another drive. Can I place a usable Win 8.1.1 on this drive, or should I buy a bigger one? I see in the comments that moving the Users folder ...
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0answers
21 views

Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
1
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2answers
93 views

How to use the SSD for caching in Windows without Intel Smart Response?

My motherboard is Asus P8B75-M. It doesn't have Intel Smart Response. But recently I bought a SSD. Since I mostly use linux I have Linux installed in it. But can I use it to speed up Windows also? ...
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0answers
40 views

Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
2
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1answer
73 views

Windows 8.1 BSOD when waking from sleep if ATA HDD password set in BIOS

I installed Intel ssd 520 (180GB) into my HP 8560w notebook with Windows 8.1. The system works fine, if no HDD ATA password set. However I wish to take advantage of the encryption feature, so I have ...
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0answers
52 views

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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0answers
27 views

Need to move boot manager, but I cant access it

Ok, so I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a 500GB HDD, and an mSATA slot. I put an ssd in the mSATA and installed Windows 8.1 to the new ssd. Now I want to wipe the old HDD and use it for storage, but ...
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0answers
14 views

Access iDrive Bitlocker partition on different installation of Windows 8

This question is related to my attempts of getting Bitlocker to work with a Crucial M500 SSD's hardware encryption (i.e. Windows iDrive) - on Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo T440p. I have 2 SSDs in the ...
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0answers
58 views

How do I install Windows 8 on new SSD harddisk?

I bought a new Kingston V300 120GB SSD harddisk and want to install a fresh copy of Windows 8 in my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530c which has a key in BIOS for Windows 8 64 bit. I copied the ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Clean install of Windows 8 onto SSD

If I perform a clean install of Windows using the native 'Remove everything and reinstall Windows' option with Windows 8, do I have the option as to what drive I install it onto? So, for example, when ...
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2answers
84 views

Windows 8 Image Recovery Disk Too Small

I had a 128GB SSD and a 1.5TB HDD in my Windows 8.1 computer. I took a backup by using the built in tools to create a system image on my removable HDD. I took the 128GB SSD out, put a 256GB SSD in, ...
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0answers
72 views

How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
2
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1answer
19 views

Samsung 830 seen in BIOS but not Windows 8 on Dell XPS8700

So this is odd: I have a known-good Samsung 830 256GB SSD which my new Dell 8700 Special Edition sees in BIOS, however it's not visible at all in Windows 8.1. This drive works fine in my old ...
1
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0answers
537 views

Unable to boot Win 8.1: Error bad_system_config_info

Windows 8.1, 64 bit, home-built PC, running approx 4 years. OCZ-Vertex 256 GB drive, approx 1 year old, Drives D-H are 2 - 1 TB drives in a RAID 0 config, 8 GB RAM. Upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8.1 ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Can I install an SSD in a new laptop before activating Windows 8?

I have seen a lot of discussion about what to do when you need to install a new SSD in a laptop that already has Windows 8 activated on its existing HDD. But what if I buy a new laptop that has a ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Hard drive churning, resource monitor reports no I/O

I can hear one of my HDs churning/thrashing but I don't even know which one. Resource monitor shows no IO on any drives except my main drive which is an SSD (so I'm pretty sure the churning isn't ...
2
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5answers
1k views

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 ...
0
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2answers
66 views

SSD As primary disk [closed]

My HDD failed today and I was given a brand new Kingston ssdNow 300V 60GB SSD Disk. Now I was not aware that SSD's have a limited write cycles 3000-6000. I'm worried now because the SSD is being used ...
2
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2answers
106 views

Can't boot from new SSD on my laptop

I have a Samsung NP770Z7E laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday, I installed a SSD in place of the HDD, and put the HDD in place of the optical bay, that I don't really use. Now, ...
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1answer
191 views

Can't install Windows 8 on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I had Windows 8 (Single language) pre-installed on my new laptop ... and it has lags..i tried to make refresh or reset and it told me that (The driver is locked) So i managed to make a clean install ...
2
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1answer
80 views

SSD and file recovery (on Windows 8)

Typical commercial "file recovery tools" are not usefull on modern SSDs, because the recovered file (if any) appears empty. Windows 8 sends the TRIM command to the SSD when a file gets deleted from ...
1
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1answer
103 views

Custom Build - SSD for OS and Raid 1/0 HDDs for Everything Else? [closed]

In a few months, I will be building a custom desktop computer. The purposes of this computer will be playing Minecraft, recording HD video, editing HD video (and ofc compressing/rendering it), and ...
0
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1answer
310 views

changing path of program files doesnt work on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have an SSD drive with windows 8.1 and another regular SATA drive for none OS data. I want to put the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders on the SATA drive to preserve room and extend the ...
0
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1answer
206 views

Install Windows 8 on a laptop with 20GB SSD?

I bought an Acer S3-391-6406 Ultrabook that's still being shipped to my house and I want to know the best way to optimize Windows 8 for it. Every laptop I own, I like to immediately wipe Windows with ...
1
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1answer
37 views

Will a win 8 OEM on a win 7 OEM

When I bought my hardware it was shipped with Windows 7 Professional. After a while I got an offer to upgrade and purchase a Windows 8 OEM license. Now comes the question, is it possible to use this ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Windows 8 License Transfer on a Toshiba Laptop [duplicate]

So a friend of mine recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite C855. The computer comes with Windows 8 pre-installed on a 5400 RPM SATA disk. I had my friend purchase a 240GB SSD that I was planning ...
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1answer
46 views

How to reinstall Windows 8 after a previous upgrade from an earlier version of Windows?

I build my own desktop. I first had Windows Vista on it, which I bought on a DVD. I then skipped Windows 7 completely, but later upgraded to Windows 8 when Microsoft had a promotional period for it ...
1
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1answer
70 views

How to recover SSD drive C: that shows empty after installing Windows updates

I have a Samsung SSD 830 Series drive installed as drive C: on my desktop, with Windows 8 on it. This morning I installed Windows updates, about a dozen of them. (Unfortunately I don't remember what ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Windows 8 to go USB 3 vs USB 2

I have windows 8 installed to an external drive. The drive came with my laptop and is the one I exchanged with a SSD. At present it runs over USB 2.0 and is slow. Will buying a new USB 3.0 enclosure ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 - Moving Users Folder from SSD to HDD - “local volumes are required to complete the operation”, cannot complete system restore

I am trying to move C:\Users (SSD) to B:\Users (HDD) using the following tutorial on a clean install of Windows 8 -> upgraded to 8.1 straight away: ...
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0answers
75 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
51 views

Windows surface pro file-transfer extremely low

I've had my surface for a couple of days and I noticed the transfer speeds are extremely low. I'm just copying some files on the ssd. The transfer starts at about 50mb but quickly plummets to 100kb/s ...
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1answer
74 views

What is better, installing Win8 on an SSD directly or using the SSD for ReadyBoost?

For a medium SSD and a large HD, which scenario has a better performance-to-annoyance ratio? Install Windows on my HD and use ReadyBoost to cache the hottest 32GB of files from my HD. Install some ...
1
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1answer
712 views

Is a 120GB SSD enough for Windows 8 plus essentials? [closed]

I am looking to acquire an SSD but I am wondering if 120GB is enough or should I go with 250GB. I am going to use Windows 8.1 and the biggest softwares installed will be: Battlefield 4 (may get to ...
0
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1answer
615 views

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: ...
2
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0answers
61 views

Disk Image Clone Issues

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to clone onto a much faster 120GB SSD, without particular partitions. The software which came with the SSD, Acronis True Image HD, keeps running ...
0
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0answers
227 views

Restore MBR Windows 8 after Grub

I recently bought a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8, and would like to use an old SSD in it for the boot drive. The SSD previously dual booted Linux and Windows 7. I cloned the Windows 8 drive using ...
0
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0answers
131 views

iMac with Windows on SSD

I have an iMac with a fusion drive as hard drive. Over bootcamp, I have installed a Windows 7 next to MacOS for my daily windows tasks. Now time has come and I realized I run out of space in windows ...
2
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0answers
796 views

Issue using a “used” SSD as a Windows 8.1 Boot Drive

So, I'm something of a Mac person, but decided to take a stab at this whole "build yourself a PC" thing - right now, the thing is assembled, posts just fine, and can get to the BIOS. The problem is ...
1
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1answer
41 views

I have two Windows OSs, but no option for dual boot (OSs on SSD and HDD)

I bought new MBO and CPU, and before that I had Windows 8 installed on one of my HDDs. When I set everything up, I managed to boot into my Windows 8. I also bought an SSD drive, and I installed ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Move EFI System Partition to another drive

I had a Windows 8 installation on an HDD, using UEFI as boot. The HDD has the following GPT table: DISKPART> list partition Partizione ### Tipo Dim. Offset --------------- ...
1
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0answers
208 views

Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a SSD+HDD ultrabook

I have this configuration on an Asus VivoBook: Disk 0 is a 1 TB HDD disk while Disk 2 is a 24 GB SSD. I would like to keep the existing windows 8 installation and add ubuntu in dual boot. I will ...
0
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2answers
189 views

Putting windows 8 onto a new hybrid drive, using preinstalled windows from a new computer onto a clean SSHD

The question is: I'm buying a new laptop with an HDD in it, which has Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to exchange the drive HDD with a Hybrid drive (SSHD). The SSHD will mostelikely be the Seagate ...
0
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3answers
873 views

Check Disk on SSD?

One of the things I commonly do on platter based HDD is run the chkdsk /f/r command while fixing computers, this made me think as I am learning the do's and don'ts of SSD drives (I recently got my ...
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2answers
664 views

Is it possible to install Windows 8 on the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive?

I bought the SanDisk ReadyCache 32GB SSD drive this week. I didn't know about the caching stuff and thought that I would be able to install Windows 8 on it. Now I'm using it as a cache drive with the ...
0
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3answers
7k views

Should I enable or disable Prefetch/Superfetch with my new SSD?

I recently got a new Samsung SSD. It comes with software called "Samsung Magician". Basically it lets you configure things with your new SSD. I'm really confused about Prefetch/Superfetch though. ...
1
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1answer
241 views

Is it necessary to run proprietry SSD optimizations in Windows 8 when using the “Optimize Drives” feature?

The Samsung Magician software states the following in its Performance Optimization tab: If your current OS does not offer native TRIM support for SSDs, you can use Magician to optimize ...
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1answer
174 views

How do i install Windows on SSD?

I've purchased this SSD: CRUCIAL M4 CT256M4SSD2, 256GB, SATA III. And i have a following MB: ASUS P8P67 EVO REV 3.0 MB and SSD are updated to the latest version of BIOS and firmware. When i start ...
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2answers
185 views

windows 8 performance which is installed on USB SSD (boots from USB 2)

is any one here tried installing windows 8 to external USB SSD drive and booting drive from usb 2.0 port. i also want to install visual studio 2012 kind of ides and programming related softwares in ...
0
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1answer
273 views

Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...