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Windows 7: Cloning HDD to SSD without having to reinstall Windows 7

03 Aug 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would be careful regarding the SSD alignment. I am not famililiar with EasyUS but I know that some other imaging programs will preserve the alignment during the restore provided the partition was aligned when the image was taken. But when it comes from a HDD, you can assume that it is not aligned.

This is a program that will do the alignment and all other relevamt SSD settings when you use it for migration. I have used that many times. It does the perfect jon with 3 clicks.

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview


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04 Aug 2014   #12
Lostalpha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well ive done the clone about 6 hours ago and everything is in order still, so i think the program did the alignment correctly and ive tested it and im getting alot better loading speeds then i did, with the HDD but ill be keeping an eye on it for any problems.

For now ill mark the thread as solved and thank you all for the helpful words and helping to point me in the right direction and clearing up what i need to do very nice community indeed.
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05 Aug 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you check the alignment ? Here is how. SSD Alignment
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07 Aug 2014   #14
Lostalpha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply been busy tweaking the SSD so not as many things are writing to it, only got the systems writing large amounts of data to it but dont know how to fix that sadly.

I checked the alignment using your method and another where i divide by 4096, and in both cases ive only gotten primary numbers and no decimals so it is aligned by both tests yes?
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07 Aug 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Establish a Clean Boot, run a Disk Check from Troubleshooting steps below picture below.

Check newer firmware Update for SSD
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07 Aug 2014   #16
Lostalpha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The SSD is up to date, But why do i need to establish a clean boot everything seems to be running ok and the only problem i have is the system (PID 4 if that helps), deciding to write large amounts sometimes for no reason at all. Like 2 hours ago it was writing 10gb in a few minutes then it running back to like 50 to 80 kb since


Edit.
After putting clean boot into google and finding out what it means i understand a little more now but how will that help?
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07 Aug 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Win7 runs better with a Clean Boot only allowing your AV and any sync. Nothing else is needed though dozens of programs sneak in to spy.

I told you it is explained in Troubleshooting tutorial under the picture below.
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07 Aug 2014   #18
Lostalpha

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh ok sorry i misread your last post.

I went though your guide and disabled a several programs which were unneeded which did seem to help reduce the amount of write. But then i realised that the page(vitural memory) that system was making was causing a vast amount of the writing, and so after moving that to a partition on my HDD that has reduced it down to next to nothing now.

So thanks for the help again everything should be working now but if not ill be back in a few days asking for some more help haha.
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07 Aug 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

Did you set paging file as System Managed, and moving it to a HD reduced r/w's over having it on the SSD? That seems counterintuitive. Maybe someone can explain why a lightning fast drive would not have a faster paging file than putting it on a spinner.
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