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Windows 7: Installed SSD, WEI didn't budge and can't open in 'computer'.

10 Sep 2011   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What was the HD Drive score only before.
What is the SSD Drive score only now.

Not the overall score.


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10 Sep 2011   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

It looks like you didn't actually install the OS onto the SSD (though you said you migrated it), or something got messed up.

My recommendation would be to backup everything you need to save, unplug everything but the SSD, and format it before doing a clean install onto the SSD. This will for sure give you that performance boost, but you will have to reinstall EVERYTHING (which is a pain, but it's worth it).

~Lordbob
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10 Sep 2011   #13
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
I hope you're ok.

I check out the link you posted and I hope all is well with you.
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10 Sep 2011   #14
essenbe

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

In that picture of disk management appears your SSD is G, and it does have something installed on it.
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The top part is showing G as 77% free.


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11 Sep 2011   #15
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Go to BIOS and select the SSD as first to boot in the system boot order.

Best to have your main OS drive connected to Port 0, now your SSD is on Port 1.
Swap the old OS HDD and the SSD cables.

By assigning a drive letter to the SSD will also cause issues, the system needs to be able to assign "C" to the OS drive.
Which drive letter did your assign to it?
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11 Sep 2011   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
...I see this isn't your C: boot drive. You won't see any improvement in WEI or boot time unless Windows is installed on the SSD. Are you accidentally booted to your old system drive?
Good call. The WEI numbers take into account only the system (Windows) drive. Your WEI score is still based on the old one.
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11 Sep 2011   #17
essenbe

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

The AS SSD test he ran had pretty good numbers, but if you look at the top it was drive G. He neeeds to go into bios and change the boot order to the SSD as 1st hard drive. He said he used Paragon Migrate. It does an excellent job. I have used it several times and it has never failed. He should be able to change the boot order in bios and the SSD should boot.
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11 Sep 2011   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The AS SSD test he ran had pretty good numbers, but if you look at the top it was drive G. He neeeds to go into bios and change the boot order to the SSD as 1st hard drive. He said he used Paragon Migrate. It does an excellent job. I have used it several times and it has never failed. He should be able to change the boot order in bios and the SSD should boot.
This is probably going to fix it. If it doesn't unplug the other HDDs and see if it boots.

~Lordbob
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11 Sep 2011   #19
dancinbear

Windows 7x64 Home Premium service pack 1
 
 
I'll give all of this try.

I changed the SSD to G. I will try all that was suggested and I really appreciate the collaborative efforts to save me from myself! I will get back when I get the chance to make changes. Thanks again.
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11 Sep 2011   #20
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Let us know the progress and/or any questions.
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