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How to upgrade a crucial M4 on new computer before installing OS

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May 15, 2012 5:49:31 AM

Can anyone help me ive been googling, but i havent gotten very far. Im getting all my computer parts Monday and this is my first build. Any help would be appreciated. im buying the 128 gigs.

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a c 818 G Storage
May 16, 2012 9:19:34 PM

I usually use a version of the ultimate boot disk which has most of the manufacturers utilities on it.

Which motherbd do you have and which SSD are you getting?
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May 16, 2012 9:23:57 PM

i have the asrock and z77 extreme4, and decided on changing ssd last minute to the samsung 830 series 128gb, so i dont know if that changes anything.
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a c 107 G Storage
May 16, 2012 9:43:12 PM

All you have to do is make sure the motherboard SATA ports are in AHCI mode in BIOS. Plug in the SSD by itself ( make sure you connect it to a SATA 6Gb/s port ) and install the OS. After you install the OS you can plug in your data drives.
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May 16, 2012 9:48:42 PM

Thank you that helps a lot, cant wait to set this up.
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May 16, 2012 9:49:38 PM

ill update on monday and leave open in case i just dont get it.
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a c 818 G Storage
May 16, 2012 9:53:26 PM

<Doh!> sorry, I thought you meant upgrade the firmware before installing the OS.
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May 16, 2012 9:56:34 PM

I did im still still unsure, but i believe the samsung im getting is up to date at the moment thank you though. like i said first build and ive been researching for a month and only feeling more uneasy with the more information i read.
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a c 107 G Storage
May 16, 2012 10:07:50 PM

popatim said:
<Doh!> sorry, I thought you meant upgrade the firmware before installing the OS.



Lol I had to read it twice after seeing your answer, it made me think I had read it wrong.



The Samsung drive should be up to date I would guess. You should not have to do anything but install Windows.
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May 24, 2012 1:35:21 AM

Best answer selected by th1rte3n.
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