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Windows 7: Fresh Installation of Windows 7 using ISO and OEM Key on Toshiba L450

29 Jan 2015   #11
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HDeem View Post
That is really helpful - thank you. I will transfer to the clean install thread but for now, one thing
I've come across a lot of comments on this alignment thing - eg
How-to: copy HDD to SSD with correct 4k alignment | Hardware.Info United Kingdom

Is this really worrying over nothing, if it has worked for you to use the recovery image.
The HDD is 160, and new SSD is 128 -- I hear there are problems if the HDD is much bigger than the SSD.
I ran into the same issues transferring from a HD to an SSD for a smaller partition and alignment.
whs helped me and got everything fixed.
You can read about my experience here:
Can Macrium restore a backup image to a smaller partition ?


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29 Jan 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

Not only will Macrium drag a partition to a smaller space as long as the data portion of the partition is not larger, once you drag it there you can adjust its size by clicking on the link for the partition's Properties below where you dragged it. So last night I dragged three images onto a hard drive I'd first deleted all partitions upon using the same Macrium app, adjusting each partitions size as I went so that all three were roughly equal.

You don't have to proceed with the cloning or reimaging, in fact, until you have each partition the size you want. These features make Macrium much easier, automated and amazingly free.
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30 Jan 2015   #13
HDeem

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Is this reliable:

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30 Jan 2015   #14
HDeem

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I can post the results a bit later. What do i look for to know it's an SLP and no good?
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30 Jan 2015   #15
HDeem

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I haven't got my Toshiba near me right now, but I tried it on the HP with Windows 8.1 as a test. It says

Product ID Type 0 - unknown

What does that mean?
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30 Jan 2015   #16
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Is there a reason why you want to do a clean install, instead of simply cloning the disk to the SSD?
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30 Jan 2015   #17
HDeem

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I hear its cleaner and faster way to use a SSD and it avoid all alingnment problems. And I dont have a sata-usb cable.
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30 Jan 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Why would you need a SATA-USB cable?

I suggested you use the favorite free imaging suite we use here Macrium Imaging - Windows 7 Help Forums
to save a backup image, then using it's boot disk you create, apply the image to the SSD. This is never a problem and works fine.

But if you'd prefer to do the Clean Reinstall Windows 7 then stick with the steps in tutorial to get and keep a perfect install.
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30 Jan 2015   #19
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HDeem View Post
I hear its cleaner and faster way to use a SSD and it avoid all alingnment problems. And I dont have a sata-usb cable.
IMHO people tend to do clean installs a bit too much, but that's a different conversation.

If you don't have serious issues with windows, it's just a waste of time to do a clean install. I wouldn't worry much about alignment problems, 99.9% of the time the HDD will be bigger than the SSD, it's normal. I started cloning when the 32GB SSDs were considered expensive as hell and I never had a single problem.

Now, the SSD speed has nothing to do with whether Windows is cloned or clean-installed. It will depend mostly on the rest of the computer components. Quick look at L450 shows it to be on the low-end, so while you will see faster drive speeds, it's not going to make a gigantic difference in overall computing, so don't get your hopes up too high, you are running Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM... I personally would not be able to justify the SSD money for this particular laptop, but in the end the choice is yours.
Just make sure you go into bios and have the drive set to AHCI, and don't do any manual defragment.
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31 Jan 2015   #20
HDeem

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I just managed to check and realise the sticker is completely worn away. Thabks for the advice so far. Is it worth contacting toshiba directly to get it or better to plough on with recovery disc. The recovery usb I made last year has a folder called HDDprep- doesnt sound appropriate for SSD
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