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Windows 7: Help / Advices on SSD.

11 Jun 2012   #11
1337

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
 
 

Thank you everyone for all the help I need.

I'll do some reading up again for the installations of SSD but otherwise I think I am ready to go get those parts. Once again, thank you.


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11 Jun 2012   #12
djfourmoney

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I run several desktops with 60GB SSDs and never had a space problem (although I have a LOT of programs installed - no games though).

I put all my user files on the HDD, reduce the pagefile to 2GB and get rid of the hiberfile. Other than that there is nothing else required.

If you have large games, you might want to direct them to the HDD also. Only games that make a frequent acces to the disk may be better on the SSD.
I have a 60GB, the only problem I see with programs and such installed is dual booting. After format my drive (OCZ) comes out to 55GB. After imaging the OS via Windows Home Server 2011, I had 12GB left (now 15GB). I had shrunk down my original HD image down to 45GB so it would install on the SSD.

On a new install, it would be roughly 40GB free since this is W7 32-bit (16GB before updates/SP1). Anyway if I wanted to dual boot with say Windows 8, I don't have enough free space and no idea where to pare it down anymore.

I am trying to save for other things but I am seriously considering adding a second OCZ Agility 3 in RAID 0 to double the capacity. Data lost concerns are zero = WHS 2011
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11 Jun 2012   #13
djfourmoney

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1337 View Post
Thank you everyone for all the help I need.

I'll do some reading up again for the installations of SSD but otherwise I think I am ready to go get those parts. Once again, thank you.
Its easy if its W7-64 bit, you can install from the Windows DVD inside the UEFI, there's a tutorial on the web site. Doing it with a flash drive (windows installs faster from a flash drive), read that tutorial if you're considering that.

It can get a bunch more complicated from that point with custom iso's that will allow for unattended installs and the like but installing into an ssd is no different than on a regular drive, Windows will detect its an ssd and turn off page file and other features that may shorten the life of an ssd.
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18 Jun 2012   #14
1337

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Build 7601
 
 

Thank you everyone for the help, I have purchased the parts and everything is working. SSD is running fine and followed all of the instructions given by members. Thanks.
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18 Jun 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
the trick is to turn off the page file
I've asked before, so I'll try again. Please stop telling people to turn off their pagefile. Horrible idea. I'm imploring you to stop spreading such bad advice.
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18 Jun 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to save space on the SSD, do 3 things:

1. set the pagefile to 2GB
2. get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off
3. get rid of the SP1 backups in winsxs. The command is DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded

On a system with 8GB of RAM, this will save you nearly 20GBs.
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19 Jun 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
3. get rid of the SP1 backups in winsxs. The command is DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded
Does that include systems that were installed using an SP1-incorporated disc, or only systems that were eventually upgraded to SP1?
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19 Jun 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
3. get rid of the SP1 backups in winsxs. The command is DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded
Does that include systems that were installed using an SP1-incorporated disc, or only systems that were eventually upgraded to SP1?
I upgraded to SP1 manually.

I ran that command yesterday out of curiosity and the response was that no such files were found.

But---I may have manually deleted those files previously by some other means----I can't recall.
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19 Jun 2012   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can also delete those SP1 backup files via right clicking on your Drive in explorer, Disk Cleanup, and checking "Service Pack Backup Files".

While I don't disable my pagefile on my system, I do move it over to my spinner drive. I'd rather have 8GB+ of space available on my SSD for running games or applications, rather than my pagefile which is rarely hit.
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19 Jun 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
3. get rid of the SP1 backups in winsxs. The command is DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /SpSuperseded
Does that include systems that were installed using an SP1-incorporated disc, or only systems that were eventually upgraded to SP1?
Deacon, I really don't know. I used the command only on a system where SP1 was installed via the update process. And that yielded an extra appr. 4GB of free space.
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