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Windows 7: No USB to Sata cable with new SSD purchase , other ways to install.

09 Sep 2014   #21
janitoronmars

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

^^This sounds perfect.


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09 Sep 2014   #22
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I burned the one drive file to disk and booted into Macrium after i transferred the 100 mb partition to the C drive. I am now trying to burn a system image but i have no clue when it asks where do i want to put it .


Doesn't matter where i try to put it i always get the same message ( it won't fit ). Same thing happened the last time i attempted to use Macrium .

Never could get it to work in the past either lol.
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09 Sep 2014   #23
janitoronmars

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You said earlier that you had recently done a new install and you didn't have that much data/programs to recreate, right? I guess it is time for that clean Windows install. The Macrium thing sounds to me to do with the size disparity between your old hard drive and your new SSD but WHS might be able to help you more with that. I think there are ways to get around that but just my opinion you are better off just starting fresh. You can then get your data off that old hard drive using a cheap enclosure like the one I linked to in my previous post.
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09 Sep 2014   #24
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Actually i had a brain freeze due to lack of sleep and frustration , i installed the image to my external drive (of course) and successfully made a system image of C drive with the boot drive also transferred to it .

Unfortunately it made zero difference and i got the same (cannot install ) message.

This is exactly what i was concerned about lol.

I wonder if cloning the C drive would make any difference.

I think i would like to try re installing but am confused how to go about it on a new unrecognized drive , do i still need to go through the command prompts and what about Intel's toolbox stuff ?
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10 Sep 2014   #25
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, I reinstalled and all seems to be good now , I optimized with the Intel toolbox. The below screenshot show the controllers are "ide" , should they be set to AHCI or is that the way it's supposed to look?

I also completed the quick diagnostic and full diagnostic test and both completed successfully.


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10 Sep 2014   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

AHCI gives you a bit better performance.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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10 Sep 2014   #27
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks , i made the changes in regedit and when i went to bios, AHCI was already enabled , i recall seeing it was enabled right after i reinstalled so a little confusing because i didn't change anything.

I did not get any of the screens like Barefootkid got after making those regedit changes though. I did restart the computer a few times to make sure .
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10 Sep 2014   #28
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh , one last question , i see in bios that my SSD is the second option and my DVD drive is the first to boot . I switched for the DVD to boot first because i reinstalled Windows , should i change it back now?

Thanks
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11 Sep 2014   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, you are good. The DVD should always be the first.
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11 Sep 2014   #30
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

For historical reasons I always set my system disk as the first device - It just prevents the delay if a bootable DVD is left in the drive, The same applies to USB .

The historical part comes from my system admin background, by password protecting the bios options and booting directly to the OS by default - it prevented users from "accidentally" booting installers, (or live CD's ), once in the OS the devices could be controlled
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