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Windows 7: I'm new to the SSD arena so I have a few uestions

01 Apr 2015   #61
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. If you restore an image that came originally from a SSD you need not align the target SSD But you have to do it right.

Reflect_v5 ==> Look under Advanced Topics

2. A new install on a SSD from an installation DVD always aligns the SSD and turns the defrag off.

3. You can avoid the extra system partition for a clean install if you install into a predefined primary, active, aligned partition.

4. If you want to migrate the OS to the SSD with only 3 clicks, use this program:

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview


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01 Apr 2015   #62
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

Thank you, I'll use AOMEI Partition Assistant 5.0 because it's free.
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01 Apr 2015   #63
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

I think this thread should be renamed to " SSD 101"
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08 Apr 2015   #64
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

I finally bought a Kingstone Fury 420GB SSD which I installed and removed my HD and partitioned then Installed Windows 7 and the software that I need.

Frankly folks I have not seen a speed increase in my PC. I did the trim dos promt thingy, disabled indexing, pre and supre fetch and also disabled defragmentation. NOt only have I just disabled these features but I stopped their services then disabled them+any unnecessary services

except when creating a Macrium Reflect hard disk image, on my HD based system it used to take 15 minutes now it takes only 5as the disk that is being imaged is an SSD partition and the destination is also an SD partition.

Have I forgotten anything? (Hopefully a magic step that will make everything faster)
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08 Apr 2015   #65
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It will not give you any more performance on the internet. But for booting and program fetching it should be a lot faster.

And be careful turning the defrag service completely off. Then you cannot shrink any partitions with disk management. You should turn defrag off for the SSD but not the whole service.
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08 Apr 2015   #66
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

whs, I don't understand why I shouldn't disable the defragmentation service. Since my only disk on thjis PC is an SSD and I don't want Windows to defragment the SSD so the service is useless= it gets disabled
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08 Apr 2015   #67
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
whs, I don't understand why I shouldn't disable the defragmentation service. Since my only disk on thjis PC is an SSD and I don't want Windows to defragment the SSD so the service is useless= it gets disabled
You can disable it. Just don't be amazed that you will then be unable to shrink a partition (even on an external disk) with Disk Management because the shrink service uses the defrag service. But if you never shrink a partition, then it is no problem. And you can always use the Partition wizard for that.
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08 Apr 2015   #68
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You need to be very careful when disabling system services because many do more than the documentation says. In any event leaving this service on manual (the default state) costs you nothing as it is started only when needed. Otherwise it consumes zero CPU time and zero memory.
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08 Apr 2015   #69
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohab View Post
whs, I don't understand why I shouldn't disable the defragmentation service. Since my only disk on thjis PC is an SSD and I don't want Windows to defragment the SSD so the service is useless= it gets disabled
mohab mate do disable the defrag as whs says and to speed things up a bit use this - if I haven't mentioned it before. You can lose a bit of the "bling" like transparency as I think of it but the changes are worth it.
Optimize Windows 7 now it does use some registry changes and my advice is to use this to back it up before you use the tutorial not that the author has put any in that are not safe more that you hit a wrong key etc
Registry - Backup and Restore (I always do this after a clean install or before tweaking the registry.
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08 Apr 2015   #70
mohab

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
 
 

I never shrank a partition and don't think I will so I guess the defrag service will remain disabled.
As for Macrium Reflect, as far as I understood, partition alignment is only required when cloning a whole partition.
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