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Windows 7: Re-installation of Windows 7/64 on SSD from Dual Boot

09 Apr 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Movick View Post
Kaktussoft,

Yes, that's what I have. Need I config differently than VK suggested?

Thanks!
Movick
Yes do it differently! Change only the boot order in BIOS. 1-DVD, 2-SSD... most likely it's already setup that way. Post screenshot of disk management as it is now. Enlarge the fields so I can read everything


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09 Apr 2013   #12
Movick

7/64
 
 

KS - Disc management in BIOS or from Windows? Also, how do I capture/save a screenshot when in BIOS ? I usually hit the print screen key and open in an image editor in Windows.

Thanks for the help!
Movick
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09 Apr 2013   #13
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Movick View Post
Kaktussoft,

Yes, that's what I have. Need I config differently than VK suggested?

Thanks!
Movick
Yes do it differently! Change only the boot order in BIOS. 1-DVD, 2-SSD... most likely it's already setup that way. Post screenshot of disk management as it is now. Enlarge the fields so I can read everything
Isn't that what I said before ?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
In the bios change the boot device to 1 DVD 2 SSD
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09 Apr 2013   #14
Movick

7/64
 
 

VK - I understand your suggestion for the re-installation; however when I wish to restore the dual-boot how is that done? I didn't set this up originally, and I didn't realize the dual-boot was a Windows function. I've no idea as how to reset the dual boot via windows.

Thanks!
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09 Apr 2013   #15
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Movick take a look at the link below

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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09 Apr 2013   #16
Movick

7/64
 
 

Thanks for the link VK - unfortunately I don't think the outlined procedure will work in my case. I do not have the XP disc and the volume is corrupted; I won't be able to download and execute programs in XP. This was/is a cloned drive.

All I'd like to do is move Windows 7 to the new larger SSD and reset the dual-boot to how it was, allowing me to access an external e-sata RAID which Windows 7 doesn't like for some reason. Accessing the e-sata RAID is at this point the only reason I need XP whatsoever. I guess I can move all critical data from XP before the re-installation, but I'd like to have access to the RAID in the event of an emergency.

I don't know why Windows 7 doesn't properly access the RAID through the PCI card - it worked perfectly in XP, but in 7 it sees the drives, but opening/transferring files doesn't work properly.
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09 Apr 2013   #17
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Could be a driver issue . When you will be installing windows 7 will you have the user data on the SSD ?

If you want to change the location of the User Profile while installing Windows Se7en

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

If you want to change the user folder default location to another location after install

User Profile - Change Default Location
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09 Apr 2013   #18
Movick

7/64
 
 

Before I do the re-installation I want be up to speed on a few things. I think the issue with the RAID has to do with AHCI. The guy who set up the dual boot was a little haphazard and rushed (to be polite). I know that while AHCI was/is enabled in BIOS, it does not show up in device manager under IDE/ATA controllers as AHCI - meaning it is not functioning in win 7. Oddly, trim (as per a DOS query) seems to be enabled.

From what I've just read about enabling AHCI for the SSD, it should be enabled in BIOS before the Windows installation on the SSD. That stated, am I correct to assume that Windows will properly configure AHCI during installation provided it is enabled in BIOS prior to installation? Or need I do a nerve racking reg edit?
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09 Apr 2013   #19
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You should be good if you set the SATA for the SSD to AHCI in the bios . If you don't want the 100MB (System Reserve) partition do the following

When you get to this screen ( image below )



Press Shift and F10 . You will get a command prompt window . It should open up to X:\Sources . In there input these commands and press enter after each line .
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION 
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE 
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows" QUICK 
ASSIGN LETTER=C
EXIT
EXIT
Back on the image above press Install Now . Check the I accept the license terms box and click on Next. Click on the Custom (advanced) option. Then choose
Disk 0 Partition 1: Window (C:\) and click Next

When it reboots don't press any keys it will continue on its own
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10 Apr 2013   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post screenshot of disk managment in win7 please
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