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Windows 7: Cloning apps to handle SSDs?

29 Sep 2011   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am somewhat amazed about this lengthy discussion. Moving the OS to the SSD is a piece of cake and Greg had linked my tutorial that explaines a couple of methods. But you had this additional question:

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My questions were asking what software will, if any, reconfigure the OS for the SSD.
I am not sure I understand what you are looking for. There is no need to "reconfigure" anything apart from the AHCI settings - if that is what your prefer over IDE. The only other thing you want to do is to shut off Defrag because that is really useless and counterproductive for the SSD.

There are many tweaks that are described on the web, but I found that all of those are either useless, counterproductive (e.g. shutting off Superfetch) or messy. I would stay away from them.

If you have a space problem on the SSD, you can delete the hiberfile (the command is powercfg -h off) and reduce the size of the pagefile to 1GB. You should also move your user files to the HDD (and there are a couple of methods), but all system files should stay on the SSD.


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29 Sep 2011   #32
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I meant other SSD specific settings, like the alignment of the partition and TRIM being enabled. I know the in-OS options can be changed quickly, and I delete the hibernation file on all of my builds because I don't use it.

I also don't ever store any user created files on my system partition anyway, so I'm set there as well. The reason I created the thread was due to the tutorial, in which is suggested the use of Paragon because if it's ability to fully handle SSDs. That got me wondering of my usual choice of Partition Wizard could do it as well.
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29 Sep 2011   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Depending on how you transfer your OS (and possibly the 100MB active partition) you may have to take care of the alignment yourself. You do that best by predefining the partitons with Diskpart. But if you use e.g. the Paragon Migration Tool, everything is done for you automatically.
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