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Windows 7: Fresh install on unformatted SSD and making image afterwards

02 Jan 2014   #1
Tango1

windows7 64-bit
 
 
Fresh install on unformatted SSD and making image afterwards

Hello I'm on the boat to install windows7 fresh on a unformatted SSD. I know to turn on AHCI in the bios before starting this installation. After installation of windows7 and all of my desired programs I want to make an iimage of this SSD using Clonezille or Ping.

My question is, the pagefile of w7 will be roughly 1gb. and sitting at the beginning of the SSD like it woul don a harddrive. Would it be wise to delete the pagefile just before making an image for backup. Or would clonezilla copy the cleared space where the pagefile used to sit as well and not make the result image smaller?


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02 Jan 2014   #2
Tango1

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Also I have 30some updates on my current 7 install which I'm totally happy with. If I were to download all these updates from repository. And then manually install on my fresh 7 on an SSD. Is the order in which the updates are installed important? Are the number increments of the updates a good indication what comes before the next update to be installed?
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02 Jan 2014   #3
SIW2

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Most imaging programs will exclude os auxiliary files. They are recreated when windows boots up.

You might try the great new free imaging program from Aomei Best Free Backup Software for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003, 2008, 2012

I think you will need more like 130 updates.

If they are .msu files. you can copy them somewhere and install them from within newly installed windows.
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02 Jan 2014   #4
Tango1

windows7 64-bit
 
 

I am also confused a bit.

My Windows7 Ultimate disc does not have the fix to properly see 4k aligned disks and report as such. But will this install disc properly format my unformatted Samsung 840 SSD with proper 4k alignment?
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