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Lesson 05 - Installing Drivers, disabling Defrag and backing up your C drive

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Updating drivers for SATA or RAID controllers in Windows

When we downloaded the Pre-install drivers for the SATA RAID controller from Gigabyte.com we also downloaded the Intel SATA RAID driver which installs after Windows is installed. I’ll run through the install and it wants a restart. It updates the drivers for the controller and installs a monitoring utility for the drives connected to it including any RAID arrays.

Computer Setup Lesson 3 of the Home PC Builder lessons shows you how to update all of the drivers in Windows Vista or 7.

Disabling de-fragmentation in Windows

Unlike hard drives, SSDs do not need to be defragmented.  In fact you if allow defrag to run on an SSD it will slow down performance.  To turn off defragmentation for your SSDs. Click the start orb,To watch all of our complete video lessons with full written instructions you will need to purchase a login for the site. Buy Now..

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