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Windows 7: How to Clone a Windows 7 Partition to a new Hard Drive?

20 Apr 2012   #51
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Are you sure it is an alignment problem. When you do a fresh install of Windows 7, the installer does align the partitions. See in the VERIFICATION section of my tutorial how to check the alignment. If you have a 100MB system partition, only that has to be aligned, the rest follows.

If there is an alignment problem, you can apply this fix: SSD - Fix Misalignment

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20 Apr 2012   #52

Windos 7 Pro 32 bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you sure it is an alignment problem. When you do a fresh install of Windows 7, the installer does align the partitions. See in the VERIFICATION section of my tutorial how to check the alignment. If you have a 100MB system partition, only that has to be aligned, the rest follows.

If there is an alignment problem, you can apply this fix: SSD - Fix Misalignment
This is what I get. From my understanding it is good

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 58 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 99 GB 58 GB
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20 Apr 2012   #53

Windos 7 Pro 32 bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I ran the windows experience but it seems to still show my ssd partitions in windows defragger.
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20 Apr 2012   #54
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chobo2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Are you sure it is an alignment problem. When you do a fresh install of Windows 7, the installer does align the partitions. See in the VERIFICATION section of my tutorial how to check the alignment. If you have a 100MB system partition, only that has to be aligned, the rest follows.

If there is an alignment problem, you can apply this fix: SSD - Fix Misalignment
This is what I get. From my understanding it is good

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 58 GB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 99 GB 58 GB
Perfect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2012   #55
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

ditto.
In Disk Defragmenter > Configure schedule > select disks
Your SSD partitions should not appear. Then you are ok.
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21 Apr 2012   #56

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

chobo,

All programs should be installed to your C drive, regardless of work or personal. Just simply forget that designation.

From the disk management, you are presently booting from your SSD which contains the C drive.

Do not worry about alignment. Win 7 has correctly aligned the partitions on your SSD.

Do not worry about defrag. You can defrag an SSD. I do NOT recommend such, but you can do it.

Did you read the tutorial to which I linked which explained relocating your profile folders? On my system, I've relocated Documents, Music, Videos and Pictures to my D which is also a partition on my SSD.

Partitions, fractionalized like you have done on your hard drive is a hang over from the XP days.
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22 Apr 2012   #57

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

There is a Performance Issue when tranferring Image from SSD to Disk too.

I had finished an all new-install on a new Thinkpad T410s with an SSD drive. But the screen resolution on this notebook was too high for my eyes so I gave it to my wife. I moved the SSD image to another Thinkpad with a standared SATA drive and the disk performance was terrible. Using a stop watch, the computer took twice a long to boot and twice as long to load any program compared to this or any other Thinkpads with standard SATA or IDE disks.
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22 Apr 2012   #58

Windos 7 Pro 32 bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
chobo,

All programs should be installed to your C drive, regardless of work or personal. Just simply forget that designation.

From the disk management, you are presently booting from your SSD which contains the C drive.

Do not worry about alignment. Win 7 has correctly aligned the partitions on your SSD.

Do not worry about defrag. You can defrag an SSD. I do NOT recommend such, but you can do it.

Did you read the tutorial to which I linked which explained relocating your profile folders? On my system, I've relocated Documents, Music, Videos and Pictures to my D which is also a partition on my SSD.

Partitions, fractionalized like you have done on your hard drive is a hang over from the XP days.
Sorry can your re-link to that tutorial. So what your saying is you have one profile for both partitions?
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22 Apr 2012   #59

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

See post #33
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