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Kalekip21

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MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« on: 03-August-13, 03:00:14 »

Hello,

I am buying an SSD this sunday and was wondering how to turn a windows recovery CD into a clean windows 8 CD so i can install it on my SSD, since in win8 the key is encrypted into the bios.
Is there a way to remove most of the MSI things from the recovery CD?

Thanks in advance!

(also when i have installed win8 on the SSD can i remove all the partitions on my HDD and make it to 1 big HDD?)

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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #1 on: 03-August-13, 09:37:03 »

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I am buying an SSD this sunday and was wondering how to turn a windows recovery CD into a clean windows 8 CD so i can install it on my SSD, since in win8 the key is encrypted into the bios.
Is there a way to remove most of the MSI things from the recovery CD?

you can do a clean install on the SSD,
use original W8 Installation, make USB W8 installation and install it on SSD

its recommended to disconnect your HDD temporary, before install W8 on SSD,
and to reconnect it when its done

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(also when i have installed win8 on the SSD can i remove all the partitions on my HDD and make it to 1 big HDD?)

yes eventually, but my opinion there is no need to do this, because:
you will lost recovery function
also by that way you will have second backup OS to boot from in a case that OS on the SSD become messed up.
this also can help for easy OS restore.

after OS install on SSD and your program installation/updates, customizations and so are done,
you can boot from your HDD and to do a image file with Acronis true image from the SSD and to store it on HDD
then in a case of OS problem on SSD, you can restore it very quickly, by boot from HDD and restore image on SSD.


P.S: What SSD storage you gonna install?
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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #2 on: 03-August-13, 16:00:18 »

Thanks for the answer! i will install a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD.

How do i get the clean instalation from the recovery CD i can burn with MSI burnrecovery?

Thanks!

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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #3 on: 03-August-13, 19:19:33 »

Thanks for the answer! i will install a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD.

How do i get the clean instalation from the recovery CD i can burn with MSI burnrecovery?

Thanks!

--Kalekip21

The MSI builds are actually rather clean already. Much less 'BS' software installed than other companies I've used.

After installing Windows, the last DVD should be installed once in Windows, and that should give you the option of what 'optional' software to install. (It did on my GT70 anyway) You could then choose to not install most of it and have a pretty clean installation of Windows. Assuming that its the same as my GT70 anyway.
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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #4 on: 04-August-13, 07:20:43 »

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Thanks for the answer! i will install a Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD.

that's not M-Sata SSD right?

then you will need an extra bracket if you want to keep HDD too,
because optical bay rack need special bracket to be installed to handle HDD

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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #5 on: 04-August-13, 16:59:37 »

What kind of bracket? i though all 2,5inch ssd's would fit in laptops and M-satas were for netbooks.
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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #6 on: 04-August-13, 21:04:47 »

Okay i have seen that normal SSD's dont fit in, i can choose between 2 drives but cant decide which 1:

Option nr 1: Mushkin Atlas deluxe 120GB
Option nr 2: Kingston MS200 120GB

Which one would you guys pick?

Thanks in advance

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Re: MSI Ge70 windows ssd question
« Reply #7 on: 05-August-13, 12:05:51 »

I'm currently running 2x Mushkin Atlas Deluxe 240GB mSATA SSD's in my GT70 and it is running great......

Granted I'm on a GT70 with the superraid adapter, but still, you get the idea.
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GTX680M at up to +200 MHz core overclock using Custom unlocked VBIOS and MSI Afterburner
Asus Xonar U3 for Dolby Digital Output
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