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Windows 7: SSD installation?

11 May 2015   #41
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Oh shoot I also have the box Uncheck to Give me recommended updates the same as Important ones,
That way all Recommended updates are listed in the Optional section not in the Important section,
Most recommended updates should be reviewed by the individual to see if they apply to their environment
Same goes for Optional updates,

I'm not sure what you mean on the last part could you explain a bit more ?
Hi,

How would an old person like me know whether to install a specific Recommended and optional update apart from the ones for W10 upgrading.

I normally allow install updates automatically.

Coming to dell drivers order... Notebook, Chipset, Video, Audio, etc is that order fine after W7 and Office updates?

Thanks.


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11 May 2015   #42
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes I have it unchecked to separate the updates a bit more,
If a category says Important then that's all I want listed there not recommended ones as well they should be listed in the Optional section,
But I review all updates before downloading and installing them,
Most smart people take it a bit further and wait a week and see if others are having issues with some of those optional/ recommended updates,

These reports can be seen in the News section or windows updates section @ sevenforums

Post a screen shot of the icon symbol you see in the action center ?
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11 May 2015   #43
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I just installed windows on my new Sabertooth, now that there are 205 updates to start with vs the original 180, you have to read every optional update and any update that doesn`t say it`s a security update, it sucks but what are you gonna do. It didn`t take me long at all, you don`t need every update MS puts out.

DO NOT have windows update set to Auto, set it to check for updates, but let you decide whether or not to install them.

Not sure what size your new ssd is, but the whole thing should be 1 partition dedicated to windows and your programs, store your data on a hard drive.

If you did not align the ssd before you installed windows, you can always check and fix it afterwards.

This is how you check, and the offset has to be divisible by 4.

Any questions, just ask.


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12 May 2015   #44
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexey2912 View Post

Hi,

How would an old person like me know whether to install a specific Recommended and optional update apart from the ones for W10 upgrading.

I normally allow install updates automatically.

Coming to dell drivers order... Notebook, Chipset, Video, Audio, etc is that order fine after W7 and Office updates?
Trim should be enabled by default. You should check it after the installation is complete, as you should check alignment (offset evenly divisible by 4) and defragmentation (off for SSD, on for other drives).

I would NOT "allow install updates automatically".

The chipset driver should be installed first; after that the order isn't critical.

I probably would not use a Dell drivers disk, if that is what you are referring to. Let Windows supply drivers wherever possible.

Updates are generally divided into critical, important, recommended, and optional.

I'd get all critical and important, but do them in batches, not all at once.

I probably would NOT get "optional" updates unless the provided details specifically applied to some aspect of Windows that I used. For instance, some say they are related to laptops--why apply them to a desktop machine?

Similarly, I might accept a "recommended" update if it directly applied to my situation.

I would be reluctant to accept new drivers offered UNLESS I was having hardware problems that the new driver was specifically intended to resolve or UNLESS the new driver somehow related to security. My general philosophy about drivers is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". If your hardware is working OK, it ain't broke.

"Patch Tuesday" is the second Tuesday of each month, when a lot of updates are offered. You might wait to the following weekend before accepting any of them to avoid the possibility that some are problematic. The problematic ones are usually discovered within a day or two and replaced quickly. If you waited to the weekend, you might avoid some issues.
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13 May 2015   #45
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yes I have it unchecked to separate the updates a bit more,
If a category says Important then that's all I want listed there not recommended ones as well they should be listed in the Optional section,
But I review all updates before downloading and installing them,
Most smart people take it a bit further and wait a week and see if others are having issues with some of those optional/ recommended updates,

These reports can be seen in the News section or windows updates section @ sevenforums

Post a screen shot of the icon symbol you see in the action center ?

Hi TharshZone must be asleep,

My lap's desktop's WEI improved. Net is probably the same but hard drive is up from 5.9 to 6.9.

Not a real big difference but I feel the boot is much faster, not bad for SATA II.

Do I need to run some tests on it?

Thanks again.
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13 May 2015   #46
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I just installed windows on my new Sabertooth, now that there are 205 updates to start with vs the original 180, you have to read every optional update and any update that doesn`t say it`s a security update, it sucks but what are you gonna do. It didn`t take me long at all, you don`t need every update MS puts out.

DO NOT have windows update set to Auto, set it to check for updates, but let you decide whether or not to install them.

Not sure what size your new ssd is, but the whole thing should be 1 partition dedicated to windows and your programs, store your data on a hard drive.

If you did not align the ssd before you installed windows, you can always check and fix it afterwards.

This is how you check, and the offset has to be divisible by 4.

Any questions, just ask.

Is this app run in command prompt?

Any other dos and donts for a SSD after W7 install?

Thanks.
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13 May 2015   #47
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, DISKPART is run in command prompt, just type what I typed, hit enter after each command.
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13 May 2015   #48
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, DISKPART is run in command prompt, just type what I typed, hit enter after each command.
Thanks for explaining and the offset should be 1024, correct?
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13 May 2015   #49
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your offset could be different, but whatever it is, on the kilobyte level, the offset has to be divisible by 4.

If you have a system reserved partition for example, it could come up different, I don`t use a SR partition.

In my example above, there is only 1 partition on the ssd, and the ssd is the only drive hooked up to that system, that`s why I selected Disk 0.

If the disk you were checking was disk 1 or 2 or 3 etc, you would type select disk 1, 2 , or 3 etc.
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13 May 2015   #50
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Screen shots.

1. WEI of my old lap but as posted hard drive increased from 5.9 to 6.9.

1. Should this important update be installed?

2. Of the usb device that shows to be attached.

3. Base device drivers could be O2 micro, as suggested in Optional Windows update?

4. Diskpart.....how does it look to you experts?

Thanks.


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