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Windows 7: Replace cheapy 5400rpm 500GB drive with 256GB SSD

13 Nov 2012   #21
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 NZCampbell View Post
Gday just an update on this thread. I purchased the SSD Samsung 830 seris 256GB Sata III today. Is should come this week.
You might or not know but you need to set that drive up right NZ - check out -

SSD Alignment

before you install the OS


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13 Nov 2012   #22
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NZCampbell View Post
Gday just an update on this thread. I purchased the SSD Samsung 830 seris 256GB Sata III today. Is should come this week.
You might or not know but you need to set that drive up right NZ - check out -

SSD Alignment

before you install the OS
Ahh yes because the Windows Image will be alighed to the Hitachi HDD correct ?

Regards
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14 Nov 2012   #23
ICIT2LOL

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

Not exactly NZ you can clone / image from any drive to any drive depending on what application you are using for the transfer.

For example I used EaseUS to do for ages to clone drives but it had a drawback in that you could only clone from small to large (capacity) drives or same size to same size.
You could not or it would not clone large to small. Now there heaps of ways that you can transfer the drive's content over and use cloning or imaging - you just need to go through the tutorials for those.

The alignment is purely for making that drive ready for the install.

Some ideas SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System < you saw the first part.
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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23 Nov 2012   #24
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Hey well I have installed my SSD , everything seems to be going OK. It restarts to the login screen in about 10sec, compared to the older drive it took 30-50sec so a performace boost there. Took ages reinstalling all the drivers.
Windows disabled defrag automatically. I think the 24GB Cache SSD drive has been disabled as well. Samsung's Magic SSD utility had it blocked. So far so good.
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23 Nov 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

Why did it take ages reinstalling all the drivers? This is not XP.

WIn7 is driver-complete in the installer with additional drivers supplied and quickly updated by Windows Updates. You should not change out any drivers and only supply those missing after all Updates are installed.

You would know this if you had followed the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 and not used outdated XP methods when you had the steps in your hands to get it perfect.
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23 Nov 2012   #26
NZCampbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Did the Windows update. A bunch of drivers and asus utilities were still missing. I didn't have a factory OEM I had a retail version of Win7. For the record my OEM windows code that came with the laptop didn't work. I had to use the retail code.
Im not worried. Its going fine. It WORKS PERFECT.
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23 Nov 2012   #27
gregrocker

 

In the past when we've had reports that the Product Key on COA sticker failed to activate, the issue has always been resolved after checking that the correct licensed version was installed and the characters were typed in exactly. It will not otherwise fail, based on countless thousands of cases we've helped with here.

So if you have another place you'd like to use the retail key while not wasting the $100+ value of the license which came with the machine, you can change it at Control Panel>System Activation link.

The driver situation would be no different whether OEM and retail since only the activation key is involved there. Any drivers missing after all Updates should first come from the PC maker's Support Downloads webpage.
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