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Windows 7: ssd clean install - i do not want to migrate my old drive

12 Jan 2014   #1
cbbella

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
ssd clean install - i do not want to migrate my old drive

i'm trying to do a clean install from usb with windows7 ultimate x64 onto a Samsung 840EVO 250gb SSD. i've tried this on my tower pc and i've also tried the 840evo ssd in my laptop, both systems recognize the ssd but when i click on format the ssd is showing as the primary drive but it then say no partions can be found and so i can't go any further with install - i've got it set to ahci in the bios. does anyone know where i'm going wrong and why it won't let me do a clean install


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12 Jan 2014   #2
cbbella

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i found out my card reader was at fault. i put my micro-sd card into another reader and it all installed without a hitch
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12 Jan 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should check the alignment on the ssd, now that you have windows installed.

SSD Alignment
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12 Jan 2014   #4
cbbella

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i didn't think i had to as its a clean win7 install. i've just read that link and it says this:

Situation

If you install Windows7 on a brand new SSD, you need not make any special arrangements because the Windows7 installer will do the alignment for you. For Vista you are lucky because the start sector happens to match a SSD page. For XP the start sector is 126 which would be in the middle of a SSD page, thus a prior alignment is required.
A similar situation is present when you clone an existing OS (including Windows7) on a new SSD.
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12 Jan 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is true, but did you verify it ?
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12 Jan 2014   #6
cbbella

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

not yet but i will in the morning. thanks for that link
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