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Need help configuring my new ssd install

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I have just reinstalled windows 7 on my ssd, and i would like some tips on how to get the most out of my ssd.

for example changing the varible path for my desktop and downloads, what do i need to disable or change values on stuff like this.

i have seen many different guides online but i want some professional advice. because i don't want to do anything that will kill my computer

here's my computers specs and what i have done.

AMD FX-6100 3.3ghz
HIS 5670 1GB GDDR5
120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD (OS)
1.5TB Seagate HDD (DATA)
Couger 650W 80+ bronze

so far all i have done is installed:

Windows 7 Pro
Installed the missing drivers for my hardware
Installed My antivirus
Installed google chrome

Edited by 314, 08 February 2014 - 04:49 AM.

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I know You said you've read guides, but there's one you should definitively look into, its a real reference.


It contains an handful of tips, tricks and procedures in order to set up your Windows installation on your SSD and prepare your HDD to receive all the files, folders, etc. That are useless on the SSD in order to keep it clean and fast. You don't have to do everything listed there but I'm sure you'll like to follow a few steps in this guide.
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That is a good guide that Aura has recommended. As with all tweaking of the OS, you do stand the chance of making it unstable, but you will not break the computer, just mess it up and have to do a reinstall.
We are not paid IT professionals, just enthusiastic volunteers. Best advice, first step create a drive image and recovery media. go slowly, test after changing things, do the basics, create a manual System Restore Point before each alteration, then you can go back if needs be. Do not be tempted to use programs that promise to make your system run faster, Registry cleaners/optimizers, it's all snake oil and often does more damage than good.
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