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Windows 7: How do i install ssd on my laptop?

18 Dec 2012   #91
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Here is a good tutorial to look at SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

You may also want to move some of your user folders to your second hard drive User Folders - Change Default Location

Jerry


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18 Dec 2012   #92
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is little you need to do regarding performance. Just leave the whole OS on the SSD and move the user files to the HDD.

Regarding storage you may get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off. You can also reduce the pagefile to 2GB.
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18 Dec 2012   #93
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I agree with WHS, I do very little to mine and get very good performance. Too many people 'tweek' their SSD to death. I disable hiberfile (hibernate) to save space on the SSD, set defrag to manual ( the OS should do that for you, but check), move my user folders to another hard drive, reduce the page file, and almost nothing else. Everything else will be taken care of by the OS.
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18 Dec 2012   #94
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

when i install a new program should i install it on ssd drive or is it better to change path and install on the other drive?
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18 Dec 2012   #95
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, put it on the SSD. That is one of the great effects of the SSD - fast program access.
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18 Dec 2012   #96
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

so just change the user data paths and all new installs on ssd?
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18 Dec 2012   #97
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Right
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18 Dec 2012   #98
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m glad you did it HOORAY



And it was pretty easy wassn`t it ?

Have you run windows update yet ?
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18 Dec 2012   #99
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Congratulations. I know you are proud of yourself, and should be. And think about what you have learned. Now, you will no longer be nervous about doing a clean install. Well, done.
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18 Dec 2012   #100
umairarif

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

yes thats true, what i have learned I will never forget, and yes proud too. but still lots to learn ahead.
thanks to all of you. this is the best forum i have ever been on.
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