1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 7:05 PM by Jim_Simon

    Windows 7 instal: MBR or GPT format, 100MB Reserve Partition or not?

    Wylin Tjoelker Level 1

      I have some questions pertaining to installing Windows 7 pro 64 bit on an Asus P9X79 motherboard with an Intel i7 3930k cpu.


      My boot drive and additional drives are all Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSDs.


      I am building this system to run Adobe CS6.


      Should I configure my C: drive using the MBR format or using the GPT format?


      If using the MBR format, should I install Windows 7 with the 100MB Reserve Partition or without the 100MB Reserve Partition?


      With 32GB of Ram what size should my static page file be?  What about with 64GB of Ram?


      In this four drive all SSDs system should I leave the page file on the C: drive or place it on one of the other drives?


      Should my source media and my project files be on the same disk or on separate disks?


      I have found the following guide by Sean Webster to be somewhat helpful:


      http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdd shttp://


      Are there any other Windows 7 install guides that you fell would be helpful?


      Thanks much for any guidance you can give me,


      Wylin Tjoelker