Oops...should have proofread better. I of course meant I uninstalled version 1.2 of the toolbox to install 1.3.
I run Windows 7 x64 as well and have no issues. Do you run your drive in AHCI mode as opposed to IDE mode? If so, TRIM commands should be taken care of natively by Windows. So long as you run in AHCI, you shouldn't even need to run the toolbox.
I believe I am, though would be happy to check. The problem I have is that it's running on a first gen Alienware m17x, and no where in the BIOS is there any options, settings, or display around AHCI. Other than the BIOS, is there another place/way to determine or confirm?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Not familiar with that hardware or mobo, check with the manufacturer...but you can try checking device manager, under I think ATI/ATAPI devices and you should see the AHCI device driver in there if the driver is loaded and in use by Windows. If it just shows IDE (probably something like pciide) then you're using IDE mode and will need to use the toolbox to get TRIM commands passed. I think I read someplace that TRIM works under IDE but I was never able to confirm if this is true, I can only say I know for sure it works when in AHCI mode per the Intel documentation.
First have you tried turning off any kind of real time antivirus / malware control and trying the toolbox again in win 7 mode?
Have you tried the windows install clean up tool to clean any left over data from the 1.2 install?
You can download the cleaner from Microsoft.