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Clean install on SSD

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#1 copiman


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 03:16 PM

I will need to replace my SSD that came with the laptop. Then I will do a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro which is whats on it. I have done many installs on HDDs but never on SSD. Are the procedures the same?

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 10:05 PM

yup no difference, the procedure is the same

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:01 AM

About the only potential problem you could have would be the SSD not being recognized and activated.


Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 has a built in optimizer for ssd's it's called Trim.  Windows is supposed to detect a ssd and activate it using the optimizer.  If there is a problem you can check to see if Trim is activated by doing the following.


This needs to be run from the Elevated Command Prompt using an Administrator account.  
Click/tap on the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the Taskbar and type cmd.
You will see Command Prompt under Best match, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
Copy and paste the following command in the Command Prompt followed by pressing Enter.  
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify 
If it returns a 0 then Trim is active, if it returns a 1 copy and paste the command below followed by pressing Enter.
fsutil behavior set disablenotify 0

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