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Windows 7: About to upgrade to an SSD and Windows 7 - but which first?


11 Mar 2012   #1

Vista Home Premium 64bit
 
 
About to upgrade to an SSD and Windows 7 - but which first?

Hi all,

New poster here, apologies if this answer is elsewhere - I searched but couldn't find anything.

I'm currently on Vista Home Premium 64bit, Core i7 with 1TB HD. I've just purchased a Samsung 256GB SSD and Windows 7 Home Premium, and have 2 questions.

1) Is TRIM supported on Home Premium? I think it is, just wanted to make sure before I opened the box.

2) Which should I install first? I was going to install the SSD first, but I'm not sure if that's the best way or not - are there benefits to doing one or the other?

Thanks in advance for any help, most appreciated!

Jon

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11 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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11 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes TRIM is supported in Win 7 HP but your drive may not support it. Some SSDs have their own method of clean up.
From Wiki:
Code:
List of specific Brands/Ranges of SSD'S with TRIM support:

A-DATA:
  • S592
  • S596
Corsair (Performance series):
  • P64
  • P128
  • P256
Crucial:
  • M225 Series
  • C300 Series
  • M4 Series
Intel:
  • X18-M G2
  • X25-M G2
  • X25-V
  • 310 Series
  • 320 Series
  • 510 Series
  • 520 Series
  • 710 Series
G.SKILL:
  • Falcon
  • Falcon II
Plextor:
  • M3 Series
OCZ:
  • Agility EX
  • Agility
  • Summit
  • Vertex
  • Vertex EX
  • Vertex Turbo
  • Patriot
Torqx:
  • Torqx M28 (with firmware upgrade)
  • KOI
SuperTalent:
  • UltraDrive
Samsung is a good choice and has its own cleaning system. Enjoy it.Here's another tutorial if you want to have a separate data drive with your User folder. User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation
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11 Mar 2012   #4

Vista Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the link!

I'm reading that as it would be best to install Windows 7 to my HD first, then switch to the SSD.

Again, thanks for the info!
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11 Mar 2012   #5

Vista Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes TRIM is supported in Win 7 HP but your drive may not support it. Some SSDs have their own method of clean up.
Good to know, thanks for that!
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11 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonShar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the link!

I'm reading that as it would be best to install Windows 7 to my HD first, then switch to the SSD.

Again, thanks for the info!
You're very welcome.

If you install to your spinner first you have a way back to a working system if your SSD install proves to be problematical, so yes, it's perhaps best to do that first, although it does take more time.
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11 Mar 2012   #7

Vista Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonShar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the link!

I'm reading that as it would be best to install Windows 7 to my HD first, then switch to the SSD.

Again, thanks for the info!
You're very welcome.

If you install to your spinner first you have a way back to a working system if your SSD install proves to be problematical, so yes, it's perhaps best to do that first, although it does take more time.
I'll take safety over quickness, thanks for that.
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11 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

OK, do keep us posted on your progress and post back if you need further help.
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11 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonShar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the link!

I'm reading that as it would be best to install Windows 7 to my HD first, then switch to the SSD.

Again, thanks for the info!
I'd take the other tack: do a clean install of Windows 7 onto the SSD, with the spinner disconnected. To return to your current Vista setup, swap drives.

That supposes that you aren't trying to save pre-installed software from the Vista machine, for which you have no installation media.
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11 Mar 2012   #10

Vista Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonShar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a read through this excellent tutorial, which may help you decide which way to go.

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the link!

I'm reading that as it would be best to install Windows 7 to my HD first, then switch to the SSD.

Again, thanks for the info!
I'd take the other tack: do a clean install of Windows 7 onto the SSD, with the spinner disconnected. To return to your current Vista setup, swap drives.

That supposes that you aren't trying to save pre-installed software from the Vista machine, for which you have no installation media.
Cheers for that - I do have a fair amount of already installed software that I may or may not have installation media for anymore. Photoshop and lots of plug-ins, Lightroom and lots of plugins, etc. Would it be better in this case to upgrade OS and then switch drives?

Thanks again!
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