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Windows 7: What to do after installing a ssd in a laptop?

19 Sep 2012   #11
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

First look at the manual and sw:
- Quick guide it's very simple!
- SW: Acronis True Image OEM HD
User Manual

Do I need to format the ssd?


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19 Sep 2012   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
First look at the manual and sw:
- Quick guide it's very simple!
- SW: Acronis True Image OEM HD
User Manual

Do I need to format the ssd?
I'd seriously doubt it since you are doing a factory restore. Try it without and see if it fails.

But formatting is easily done if needed.


You don't even have to specifically do it on a clean install.

I'd immediately check alignment after the first boot to confirm that is OK.
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19 Sep 2012   #13
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again! I will check alignment at the first boot!
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19 Sep 2012   #14
paulobao

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi,

I could not resist and worked on it! Installed everything...what a difference in performace!
Everything untill now occured as planned! No issue at all! Zero untill now (hope it remains like this for long time!)
Ignatz, here the screen you asked for!

Defrag is off (I think because is schedulled for "never") but what about pagefile and system restore? Should I turn anything off/on?

And should I disable Write-caching to the ssd?

And should I disable "allow files in this drive to have contents indexed in adition to file properties" ?

Cheers,
paulo


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19 Sep 2012   #15
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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And should I disable Write-caching to the ssd?
I would not do that on SSD either on HDD. Just let it on!
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20 Sep 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulobao View Post
Hi,

I could not resist and worked on it! Installed everything...what a difference in performace!
Everything untill now occured as planned! No issue at all! Zero untill now (hope it remains like this for long time!)
Ignatz, here the screen you asked for!

Defrag is off (I think because is schedulled for "never") but what about pagefile and system restore? Should I turn anything off/on?

And should I disable Write-caching to the ssd?

And should I disable "allow files in this drive to have contents indexed in adition to file properties" ?
I would not disable write-caching.

I turn off indexing on all drives. As far as I know, it's only purpose is to allow you to search the contents of files with the Windows search tool. I search only for file names rather than file contents and even then I do not use the Windows tool.

You need to keep a page file, but you can reduce its size to save some space. I use 1024 MB as a minimum and 2048 MB as a maximum.

I like System Restore and use it probably once a month. You can certainly adjust how much disk space is devoted to it. Mine is set to use a maximum of 8 GB and that allows me to have a dozen or so restore points dating back several weeks.

What is the purpose of that 14.47 GB partition?

Have you confirmed proper alignment?

If it seems to be working well, I'd run a benchmark using a couple of the best known tools, such as AS SSD and ATTO. Post screenshots of the results here or in this thread:

Show us your SSD performance 2

I'd keep the screen shots for later reference if the drive starts acting poorly.

You could also test your boot time by downloading the measurement tool in this thread:

ReBoot Time

and then making a post about the results. A typical good score is around 30 seconds.

Looks like you are doing fine. Enjoy the drive.
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