We show you how an Intel 335 SSD plus Windows 8 can make any PC feel faster than ever before
By Matt Whitlock
September 04, 2012
3. Choose How to Install Windows 8
If you’re setting this up as a boot drive, you can choose to either back up and blow away everything, starting with a fresh copy of Windows 8, or dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Advanced users might want to migrate the existing Windows installation to the SSD and upgrade to Windows 8 from there. Doing so can be a bit tricky, so proceed with caution. Also, don’t forget to re-align your SSD after the migration or the performance will suffer.
For those looking to install fresh and not keep Windows 7 around, back up all your files before you begin. Enter the BIOS or EFI interface for the PC and set the boot order for connected drives accordingly.
Boot the PC from the Windows 8 Install CD or USB drive and install Windows 8 to the SSD. Don’t forget to format the mechanical disk during the process.