HDD + SSD Hybrid - Clean Windows install on hdd

Hello,

I have a Lenovo s300 laptop and it came with 500 GB HDD and 24 SSD for caching.

Now, the problem is when i try to install a clean Windows 8 on HDD. Install goes well, but it takes 350 MB as "System Reserved Patition" from the SSD and not HDD. In turn, when it does that i can't use SSD for caching. When i setup cache with Intel Rapid Storage, it kills the 350 MB partition and Windows is dead.

Is there any solution for this?

Thank you.
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  1. unplug the SSD while you install windows. After the install, plug the SSD in and setup intel rapid storage.
  2. Well there are two problems with that.

    1. If I open my laptop i will loose warranty (and with Lenovo, apparently, i really need it).
    2. SSD is kinda hooked up to the HDD as i could see from the "taking apart video".

    Is there any workaround for that?
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