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07-08-2012

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U310 Clean Windows 7 Installation

2012-07-08, 10:43 AM

I bought a U310 which suffers from a very slow Wifi perfomance. The problem seems to be know in this forum.

Apart from that I'd prefer a clean Windows 7 installation without the "Lenovo overhead" and with my Win7 Professional liscence.

 

I prepared a USB pen drive to be bootable and tried the setup from the stick. Somehow the Windows 7 setup does not seem to recognize any drives and partitions to install on. I guess I have to include the intel storage driver on my setup usb stick? But on the other hand, shouldn't the normal hdd (500 Gb) be recognizabe for the setup?

 

In Windows storage manager, I see what I suppose is the 32GB SSD, but its only shown as 32GB.

 

Any hints on how to be able to fully use the 32GB SSD and install Windows on it?

 

Thanks

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06-17-2012

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Re: U310 Clean Windows 7 Installation

2012-07-08, 11:00 AM

Hi,

 

the method described below is theoretical, I haven't tried it yet:

if you want to use the SSD cahce for installing Windows on it, you have to break up the raid array on it. After that you should see unallocated space.

If you don't want to use RapidStart, you can force delete the hibernation partition to gain extra 8GB space. (note: you have to disable it in the bios too)

Then you sould download the Rapid Storage F6 drivers (x86 or x64, based on your future installation architecture) and copy it on the usb drive.

During windows install, load the drivers from the disk. And install the system on the ssd cache drive.

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Re: U310 Clean Windows 7 Installation

2012-07-08, 11:04 AM

Hi,

 

there is also an older topic for that:

Clean install

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