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Windows 7: Advice on installing Windows 7 on new SSD

28 Dec 2013   #1
blueleader01

Windows Vista 32 bit/7 64 bit/8.1 triple boot
 
 
Advice on installing Windows 7 on new SSD

Hi All,

i am going to be installing Windows 7 on an SSD tomorrow. I have lots of experience installing Windows on mechanical HDD's and am assuming that by and large the process will be the same for an SSD.

I want the SSD to be the OS drive and then i will be attaching a 3tb HDD as storage and Steam games drive.

Any advice on anything i should do for trouble free installation?


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28 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Its quite straightforward - physically disconnect the 3TB HDD - install Windows 7 exactly as you would on a standard HDD. Once rebooted, reconnect your 3TB HDD. Nothing to it at all.

Background reading:
SSD Alignment
SSD - Fix Misalignment
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

An option for transferring the existing installation instead of reinstalling if you fancy that as an alternative:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System
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28 Dec 2013   #3
blueleader01

Windows Vista 32 bit/7 64 bit/8.1 triple boot
 
 

Thanks,

i will clean install the OS as at the moment i have a triple boot setup and am going to just have Win7 on this particular PC.
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28 Dec 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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28 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just make sure all other disks are physically disconnected during the installation. Else you may end up with the bootmgr on one of the HDDs.

And after the installation you have to adjust the boot sequence in the BIOS to set the SSD as second - first should always be the CD/DVD drive.
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