Monday, August 29, 2011 by Starcandy | Discussion: Personal Computing
Last week I snagged myself a 128GB Corsair C300 SSD. Corsair's UK branch were running an offer on some refurbished models, and while they only have a 30 day warranty, it was pretty hard to resist the 128GB model at £92. Hopefully I won't regret my decision.
The probllem is, I'm uncertain on the best way to proceed now. I have two options, I think.
a)Create an image of the partition with my OS, programs and games on it, and install that onto the SSD
b)Copy a few important files and folders (Pale Moon and Thunderbird profiles, Steam stuff and Winstep Xtreme backup) onto my D drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch.
I'm leaning toward going with b at the moment, as my system is running in IDE mode and I can't seem to find the info for changing over to AHCI after installing Windows. I know there's supposed to be a registry hack or something for switching it, I just can't find it now that I need it
I'll probably be doing the install tomorrow after I pick the SSD up from the Post Office. So if anybody has any advice/input on the best way to go with this, there's still time, and I'd certainly appreciate it. I really don't want to go through installing all the Windows updates again, and I'm not aware of any way to slipstream them with Windows 7. I've got SSD tweak guides bookmarked, so I don't need those.
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