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Please help! Setting up the bios, and installing the OS

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July 10, 2014 9:15:30 AM

I am about ready to attempt to install the OS; Windows 7. I just wanted to ask if I set up the boot in the bios ok. I set my boot option #1 to my asus drw CDrom, and the second to my Samsung 840 evo ssd. Also I want to install my OS on my ssd so it boots up fast. Ok I also set the Boot/Hard Drive BBS priorities to having the boot option #1 to be the ssd, and it had 2tb hard drive setup as the boot option #2, but I disabled it. Is all of this ok? If I put the disk in and reboot the computer should it start installing Windows on my ssd?! Please help, and is it ok that I disabled the 2 tb from the boot option 2, or should I leave it?

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July 10, 2014 9:28:25 AM

Also, make sure your disk controllers are set to RAID if you plan to build RAID arrays at some point.

If you don't plan on a RAID setup, set the disk mode to AHCI for all controllers prior to OS install.

To make things easy on yourself, only connect the SSD to the motherboard and power during the OS install. Once the OS is installed, shut down and connect the HDD.

Additionally, I like the put all of the drivers for my motherboard and its various controllers (sound, LAN, wireless, etc...) on a thumb drive so they're readily available after the install is completed and you boot to windows.
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July 10, 2014 9:40:59 AM

ubercake said:
Also, make sure your disk controllers are set to RAID if you plan to build RAID arrays at some point.

If you don't plan on a RAID setup, set the disk mode to AHCI for all controllers prior to OS install.

To make things easy on yourself, only connect the SSD to the motherboard and power during the OS install. Once the OS is installed, shut down and connect the HDD.

Additionally, I like the put all of the drivers for my motherboard and its various controllers (sound, LAN, wireless, etc...) on a thumb drive so they're readily available after the install is completed and you boot to windows.


Is it ok if I keep the hdd connected because it is under my desk with the side panel closed?
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July 10, 2014 11:50:55 AM

I was just eliminating any possibility of mistakenly installing the OS to the HDD by having you disconnect it altogether. If it's already connected, you should have no problem leaving it connected.
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July 10, 2014 12:21:00 PM

ubercake said:
I was just eliminating any possibility of mistakenly installing the OS to the HDD by having you disconnect it altogether. If it's already connected, you should have no problem leaving it connected.


I installed it and everything was going ok. I went to install Windows updates, and it said I should restart the computer after it installs them. So it restarted and the Windows logo popped up, and then it just went to a black screen, and all I could do was move around the mouse. I managed to get back to the Windows home screen, and I'm reinstalling the updates. Do you know anything about this?
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July 10, 2014 12:27:26 PM

Which OS? Windows 7 or 8?

Also, when it went to the black screen how much time did you give it? It may have been applying the update at that time.
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July 10, 2014 12:30:13 PM

ubercake said:
Which OS? Windows 7 or 8?

Also, when it went to the black screen how much time did you give it? It may have been applying the update at that time.


Windows 7 64 bit, probably 15 or 20 minutes. Is it possible it was applying an update. I think it restarted again while it was on the black screen, I remember seeing the boot option setup or something like that, but then it went back to a black screen for a while. Until I shut it off manually and rebooted
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