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Windows 7: Looking to Upgrade to a New SSD

27 Mar 2013   #71
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have an awful lot of stuff on your SSD's C partition. Is your user data on there too.


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27 Mar 2013   #72
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Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You have an awful lot of stuff on your SSD's C partition. Is your user data on there too.
Who are you referring to ?
Pantz or me.
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27 Mar 2013   #73
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Actually both of you. An average system should take about 25GBs if it is tuned correctly.
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27 Mar 2013   #74
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Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

OS says 58.1GB
What if anything can I put on the HDD ?
Should ask how to tune correctly ?
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27 Mar 2013   #75
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Hello Again, Yes my OLD HD was a 1T drive, I originally made it into 3 partitions ( in 2009), The New SSD has not been partitioned. i keep my music and games on the D: Partition on the OLD HD.

The 40Gigs on the SSD, is the Migration of the OS and Programs from what i originally had on the old HD.
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27 Mar 2013   #76
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All OS files should stay on the SSD. But the user files can go on the spinner. If you want to move user files, let me know. I tell you the best way.

Well tuned system means:

Hiberfile eliminated
Pagefile reduced to 1 or 2GB
All bloatware and trial programs uninstalled
No major games installed. With Games, the size can be significantly more than 25GB

PS: 40GB is still a lot. You must have some really big programs.
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27 Mar 2013   #77
Pantz

Genuine windows 7X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
44GBs of data will easily migrate to a 128GB SSD - no problems. If this is a Dell system though, it will also migrate the recovery partition because that's where the bootmgr is - if not, you get only the small 100MB system partition. That we can fix later.
yes i do have some programs on the SSD from the Migration form the Spinner HD

If removing the user files to the spinner would help then yes i would like to know how to do that.

i can always un install the programs i dont need from the SSD

Thanks
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27 Mar 2013   #78
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Set the page file to 1GB min. and 2GB max.
Where do I find the Hiberfile ?
If I right click on user files and then use send to, to move them to the HDD;
then go back to user files and delete them, is this OK ?

I have no games or other junk.

Down to 38.7 now.
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27 Mar 2013   #79
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is the way I move user files to the spinner:

1. I create folders for Documents, Music, Videos, and Pictures on the spinner

2. I right click on those folders and INCLUDE them in their respective libraries

3. I rename them in the library (the left pane) to e.g. WHS Documents. That way they will not also be called 'My Documents'

4. I move my own folders (not the OS default folders) to their repective folders on the spinner. The OS default folders I leave in place because certain programs want to store things there. When you move the user folders, make sure that the program generated folders are not being moved.

You then will end up with 3 folders in the library - e.g. for Videos (see picture)
My Videos
Public Videos
Your name Videos

The advantage of this setup is that the program generated folders (which are usually quite small) will not get mixed up with your user folders.

There is another way to move the user folders and that is via the location tab in the folder properties. But that moves everything and the default location of those folders. Very often that gets messed up if you don't do it right and you are stuck with them where they are because the location tab disappears. Not recommended to do it that way (although I once published a video tutorial showing how to do that, LOL). You live and learn.


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27 Mar 2013   #80
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Set the page file to 1GB min. and 2GB max.
Where do I find the Hiberfile ?
If I right click on user files and then use send to, to move them to the HDD;
then go back to user files and delete them, is this OK ?

I have no games or other junk.

Down to 38.7 now.
To get rid of the hiberfile, open an elevated command prompt and run this command

powercfg -h off

Your method of moving files is a bit aleatory. See my post above.
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