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Windows 7: Some House Cleaning after Switching OS drive to SSD

08 May 2013   #21
bostonhokie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay so I've got the partition wizard burned to a disc, but when I boot into it, my keyboard/trackpad doesn't seem to work. Any ideas? It's a logitech k400 wireless, don't know if the wireless part is why its screwing up?


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08 May 2013   #22
gregrocker

 

Try booting into disk a few more times as it might take.

If not then do you have or can borrow a wired keyboard and mouse?
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08 May 2013   #23
bostonhokie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay so I figured it out. I'm in the wizard, deleted the 100mb partition. For some reason there was another small partition that I just deleted as well. Dragged the V: all the way out to fill the bar. But the option to set as logical is greyed out. Is it okay to skip that step, or does that mean its already set to that?
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08 May 2013   #24
gregrocker

 

Go ahead and do the Resize first. Then see you can Modify>Set Logical on V.

If not post back another Disk Mgmt screenshot.

THe other option is to swap cables on Disks1 and 0 making sure SSD remains set first to boot in BIOS setup.

Either way you get Win7 without any preceding Primary partitions that can derail the boot files during reinstalls or repairs.
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08 May 2013   #25
bostonhokie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's the disc management screen. I was able to resize the volume, but not set it as logical


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08 May 2013   #26
gregrocker

 

Should be pretty easy. Try it from PW Home version, takes 30 seconds to install.

How to Set Active/Inactive partition -Partition Wizard Video Help.

If you want to leave it as is then be sure to unplug V drive during any repairs and always unplug all other HD's during reinstall.
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08 May 2013   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why do you want to change it to logical ? There`s no reason to. It`s perfect the way you have it.

Just break it up into 3 or 4 partitions using the PW disc. If you want to.

The only thing you should do now is swap the drives so the 119 GB drive is on sata port 1 and the 2794 GB drive is on sata port 2.
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08 May 2013   #28
gregrocker

 

Hi Brian -

You're right it would seem easiest to swap the drives but since one of them is an SSD I thought he might have SATA port problems with doing a clean swap, so offered the other option which is to set his videos drive Logical so no future repairs or reinstalls can write the System boot files there.

Just precautionary.

He's got all the options and reasoning now, for sure.
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09 May 2013   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Disconnect Disk 0, 2, and 3.

Connect the 119 GB ssd to sata port 1 and see if windows boots up. There SHOULD BE no reason it won`t.

The Ducks win, the Ducks win !!!
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09 May 2013   #30
gregrocker

 

He installed it with all others unplugged so already knows it can boot itself:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bostonhokie View Post
Okay things are coming back to me now. ... For the SSD, I just plugged it in and installed (with the HDD unplugged). I ran Windows for a few hours with only the SSD plugged in so it definitely does not need the HDD to boot.
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