Problem installing Windows 7 on Crucial SSD
I am encountering a problem when installing Windows 7 64-bit on my brand new 64GB Crucial SSD. I wasn’t able to format it during the installation process because it never gives me the opportunity to do so. Instead of 10 minutes as what others would say the average time when installing SSD drives, it took me about 20 minutes to finish installing it. The weird thing is that, when the installation is done, the disk’s used size is a staggering 50GB used space and it shows as an NTFS format. I only have 10GB of free space. I checked the file size of all the folders installed and it’s only 11GB, which is the normal size after Windows 7 installation. Is it Windows that is not recognizing or misrepresenting the size of the disk? As shown in the control panel, the diskfragment wasn’t disabled and another SSD drive that is identical is not recognized by Windows Explorer, which is an implication that there’s no proper driver for SSD disk in Windows. I found this weird because windows 7 installation was already available before SSD drive became popular. It would be sounds weirder that there’s no generic driver for SSD in windows. What should I do? I need help please.