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Windows 7: Reformatting & Reinstalling Windows 7 64bit on current HDD/SSD

27 Mar 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

If there's still an OS on E it is now booting off of System Reserved on Disk0 since D has no System flag. This is what happens when you don't unplug the other HD when installing.

Is Disk0 the SSD which you want to install Win7 upon, and do you wish to abandon Disk1?

Unplug Disk1 to see if the performance problems persist.

What do you want to do with Disk1?


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27 Mar 2012   #12
SeanHogan

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If there's still an OS on E it is now booting off of System Reserved on Disk0 since D has no System flag. This is what happens when you don't unplug the other HD when installing.

Is Disk0 the SSD which you want to install Win7 upon, and do you wish to abandon Disk1?
You've got it. That's what I want to do. Have the OS on the SSD (Disk 0), while deleting/reformatting my HDD (Disk 1) to use as storage.
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27 Mar 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Unplug DIsk1 to see if performance problems persist. If so reinstall with Disk1 unplugged, following these general steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall.

You may need to align your SSD using whs' tutorial: SSD Alignment - Windows 7 Forums.
Wolfgang is here if you need his advice.

Once you have Win7 running fine on your SSD, you can plug back in Disk1 to run Diskpart Clean Command then repartition it as you please in Disk Mgmt.
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27 Mar 2012   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SeanHogan View Post
The drivers that I'm installing are the ones that come with the motherboard/GPU.

And I'll look into that clean-boot, thank you.
Let windows install any drivers througth windows update. There is no reason to use your discs.
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27 Mar 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is hard to tell becausae you have an active partition on both drives. But it is unlikely that the SSD bootmgr landed on the HDD because the SSD is on Port0. There is also no alignment problem for C because the 100MB partition is in front of it.

I suggest you run Soluto to track down what is the hold up.
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27 Mar 2012   #16
SeanHogan

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Well I unplugged Disk 1 (HDD), and now it turns on in about half the time. Almost as fast as when I freshly installed Win7 fresh off the CD.

When I first turned the system without the HDD plugged in, it said that a driver was successfully installed ( a driver for my SSD). So I rebooted it, and the same speed is happening as when I first unplugged the disc via SATA.

Feels like it's running as it should be!
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27 Mar 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is there still a running system on Disk1 that you are using. If not, I would deactivate the 100MB partition there - with the bootable CD of partition wizard (last entry on the webpage).
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27 Mar 2012   #18
SeanHogan

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

So now that I have It installed fine and running fast on my SSD, I should re-plug back in my HDD, then run Diskpart to wipe everything off of it? Will that keep my current configuration of win7 running complete and fast from the SDD?
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27 Mar 2012   #19
SeanHogan

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Is there still a running system on Disk1 that you are using. If not, I would deactivate the 100MB partition there - with the bootable CD of partition wizard (last entry on the webpage).
I don't believe so? This is what I get through Disk management when I just checked now.

Keep in mind that my HDD (Disk 1) is still unplugged.


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27 Mar 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Either wipe HD with Diskpart Clean Command to get it cleanest or just delete the partitions on HD in Disk Management: Partition or Volume - Delete

Then create new HD partitions as you wish: Partition or Volume - Create New

Later the easiest way to regain space as SSD fills up is to move data to the HD and make it accessible by rightclicking to add to Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. This will add it to the Documents, Pictures, Video, Downloads, etc. libraries.

I would also store a Win7 backup image to HD to use in place of reinstalls: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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