Q: Do I need to change anything if I install Windows 7 to a solid state disk (SSD)?

A: No manual changes are required when installing to an SSD. The OS will detect the presence of the SSD and automatically make changes, such as disabling automatic defragmentation jobs. You can make some tweaks for maximum performance:

  • Make sure you have the latest firmware for your SSD and motherboard.
  • Wipe the SSD using a utility to write 0's to all parts of the disk, which cleans the drive. The command "diskpart clean all" will also achieve this.
  • Use AHCI mode in the BIOS for the controller.
  • Use the latest storage drivers.
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