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Windows 7: SSD installation?

11 May 2015   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post
1. Desktop 240 GB SSD, 45 GB used by W7, 2GB of RAM.

2. Disconnect all including usb devices........correct?

3. Desktop has a infra red key board and mouse?

Thanks.
Yes, disconnect all external devices not needed during installation, USB or otherwise--drives, printers. Leave connected only what's necessary to run your keyboard and mouse.

With 45 used and a 240 GB drive, you'll have a lot of empty space on that drive, but if you don't want to keep data on it, just use a single partition.

With both machines, you could make your partitions in advance to avoid having a "System Reserved" partition if you want. That's optional entirely. You'd end up with C only. If you don't make the partitions in advance, you will end up with a C and a System Reserved, the latter being very small. The only reason to have a System Reserved is if you want to use "BitLocker", which most people would never use. System Reserved is entirely a matter of personal preference. I don't use it.


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11 May 2015   #12
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone for all your prompt expert assistance.
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11 May 2015   #13
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post

Yes, disconnect all external devices not needed during installation, USB or otherwise--drives, printers. Leave connected only what's necessary to run your keyboard and mouse.

With 45 used and a 240 GB drive, you'll have a lot of empty space on that drive, but if you don't want to keep data on it, just use a single partition.

With both machines, you could make your partitions in advance to avoid having a "System Reserved" partition if you want. That's optional entirely. You'd end up with C only. If you don't make the partitions in advance, you will end up with a C and a System Reserved, the latter being very small. The only reason to have a System Reserved is if you want to use "BitLocker", which most people would never use. System Reserved is entirely a matter of personal preference. I don't use it.
From what I understand from your post, If I give all to C, shall have 2 partitions System Reserved and C.

If I decide to make another partition on desktop's SSD, shall have 3 System Reserved, C and D........correct?

System reserved is not needed for SSD drives?

For Data have 2 usb HDD enclosures for each.

Thanks.
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11 May 2015   #14
ThrashZone

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Hi
No problem been there

One thing I should mention is unless your interested in updating to windows 10 you might want to hide these four windows updates during the long update process
These 4 updates are all related to win-10 and alerting you when it's ready,
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11 May 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

From what I understand from your post, If I give all to C, shall have 2 partitions System Reserved and C.

Yes. Specifically, if you just boot from the installation disc and let Windows make all partitions DURING the installation, you'll end up with System Reserved of about 100 MB and a C for the entire remainder.


If I decide to make another partition on desktop's SSD, shall have 3 System Reserved, C and D........correct?

Yes. You'd tell Windows to install Windows on a partition whose size you choose. That would end up being C. The System Reserved would be made automatically during the installation. You'd end up with System Reserved, C, and a bunch of unallocated space. After the Windows installation was complete, you could go into Windows Disk Management and make a D from that unallocated space.

Before the install, I'd probably go to the PC manufacturer's web site and download the Ethernet (aka "NIC") driver for both machines. Windows should supply it from the install disc during installation, but that is not 100% certain. It's critical to getting on the Internet immediately after installation, so I'd get the Ethernet drivers for both and put them on a USB stick in case Windows fails to provide them.

Your first task after installation should be to get anti-virus going and then go to Windows Update and get at least critical and important updates for both machines.

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11 May 2015   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

System reserved is not needed for SSD drives?
System Reserved is not needed for ANY drive--SSD or HDD. Unless you want to use Bitlocker.
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11 May 2015   #17
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi
No problem been there

One thing I should mention is unless your interested in updating to windows 10 you might want to hide these four windows updates during the long update process
These 4 updates are all related to win-10 and alerting you when it's ready,
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Dont wanna update so I shouldn't install them......correct?

What should the update settings be for them........show but don't install?

Thanks.
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11 May 2015   #18
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

From what I understand from your post, If I give all to C, shall have 2 partitions System Reserved and C.

Yes. Specifically, if you just boot from the installation disc and let Windows make all partitions DURING the installation, you'll end up with System Reserved of about 100 MB and a C for the entire remainder.


If I decide to make another partition on desktop's SSD, shall have 3 System Reserved, C and D........correct?

Yes. You'd tell Windows to install Windows on a partition whose size you choose. That would end up being C. The System Reserved would be made automatically during the installation. You'd end up with System Reserved, C, and a bunch of unallocated space. After the Windows installation was complete, you could go into Windows Disk Management and make a D from that unallocated space.

Before the install, I'd probably go to the PC manufacturer's web site and download the Ethernet (aka "NIC") driver for both machines. Windows should supply it from the install disc during installation, but that is not 100% certain. It's critical to getting on the Internet immediately after installation, so I'd get the Ethernet drivers for both and put them on a USB stick in case Windows fails to provide them.

Your first task after installation should be to get anti-virus going and then go to Windows Update and get at least critical and important updates for both machines.

How can one not have a System reserved partition, during installation?

And what exactly is the purpose of Bit locker?

Thanks again.
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11 May 2015   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

How can one not have a System reserved partition, during installation?

And what exactly is the purpose of Bit locker?
Bitlocker is an encryption method you might use if you wanted to protect your data from prying eyes.

I'm not sure anyone on this forum uses it. There are other encryption methods if you decide you need that feature.

To avoid System Reserved, you would boot from the installation DVD, hit shift F10 when you get to the "choose your language" screen. That will put you at a command prompt, at which point you would run the Diskpart command, followed by a series of other commands that would make a C partition of your desired size.

You'd then leave Diskpart and continue with the installation. When you get to the screen that asks "where do you want to install Windows", you'd tell it to use the C partition you just made. You'd end up without a System Reserved.

But why would you want to do that?
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11 May 2015   #20
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the explanation, appreciate it.
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