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New ssd drive and reinstall of windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    windows 8 64 bit

    New ssd drive and reinstall of windows 8


    I have just ordered a ssd 250gb samsung 840 evo, it is the first I have had. when it arrives and I install in it in my desktop. I plan to reinstall windows 8 onto it. and use my normal HDD for media files and general storage.

    is there anything that I need to do differently?like enabling or disabling anything.

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  2. #2


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If you do a fresh install, you really have nothing else to do. The installer aligns the SSD and turns defrag off. Those are the most important items. If you don't use hibernation, I would turn the hiberfile off. Saves space on the SSD. The command is powercfg -h off. But that's about all.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro


    Do not overly defrag to preserve the longevity of Drive, SSD is a totally different animal, then traditional spinners HD. If I were to use a SSD for the OS, I will want it to be as small . a size as possible, so that I can do a Backup using Windows Imaging Backup or Acronis, That will take a shorter time and less space to occupy in your Backup Dtive for recovery.
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Not only 'overly' - it is imperative that you never defrag a SSD. And don't use Windows imaging. That is a real dog. Use this:
    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
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