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Windows 7: Reinstallation on SSD, how much GB needed for clean install?

22 Feb 2015   #21
gregrocker

 

You can download the latest ISO as discussed in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.
This will save over an hour of updating.

You can put your data on the SSD if you have enough space, then move it off later to the HDD when you need the space. Be sure to keep your data backed up in another location, even the cloud. One method is here to Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with OneDrive which offers 15 free gb storage and now has an offer for 100gb free for 2 years for Bing Rewards members.


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22 Feb 2015   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Greg there is no reason for him to keep data on the ssd, this goes against everything we are trying to tell him.The 1st thing he needs to do is recover the data he Accidentally deleted from his storage drive, If he hasn`t already done that.
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22 Feb 2015   #23
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
I have a 256GB SSD; which has 117GB of FREE space available.

It ONLY has my Windows installation on it, and a few other key applications, while the bulk of my other apps and games are on a HDD via Steam Mover.
I see no reason why he needs to keep his data separated to another drive based on what he says above. Why leave half an SSD empty to put data on a slower drive?

I have an SSD half that size which fits everything.

Our advice doesn't have to agree, sometimes it's good to get other opinions.

I am trying to help him recover his deleted partition in his other thread Accidently deleted/recreated HDD Volume, did NOT format, need recovery but he has skipped the obvious and simple solution Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard you first gave him and I gave him an hour later in that thread, and gone directly to data recovery which never works as well as simply undeleting the partitions.
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22 Feb 2015   #24
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The data recovery is currently going through the ChkDsk process after a reboot, I suspect it will likely take much of the night.

Once it finishes and Windows boots backs back up, I'll see what the HDD looks like and if its all good, then I'll finish up the new PC build tomorrow, and come back here to go through the recommended steps on getting my Windows set up on it.

I apologize if I've seemed, irritable, in some of my responses...

Its been a frustrating day.

I do appreciate the advice you've all given.
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22 Feb 2015   #25
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
I have a 256GB SSD; which has 117GB of FREE space available.

It ONLY has my Windows installation on it, and a few other key applications, while the bulk of my other apps and games are on a HDD via Steam Mover.
I see no reason why he needs to keep his data separated to another drive based on what he says above. Why leave half an SSD empty to put data on a slower drive?

I have an SSD half that size which fits everything.
I'm also a member of Overclock.net, and I originally followed the instructions from their SSD expert on getting my SSD set up and configured. It was, advised... that the more free space you can leave open on an SSD, the more efficient it might run. Hence I try to keep at least 100gb's of space free on it, and all the other applications, program, games, video and music files all on the HDD.

On occasion, I'll use Steam Mover to temporarily move a game back into the SSD for faster and more efficient online play.
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22 Feb 2015   #26
gregrocker

 

Would you please look at your other thread Accidently deleted/recreated HDD Volume, did NOT format, need recovery
because you have chosen a solution which rarely works and ignored the obvious solution which works here all the time to undelete a partition because you said it costs money which it most certainly does not!
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22 Feb 2015   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So in case the drive dies you don`t loose your data, why would I even have to explain this ?
SSD`s are for windows, hard drives are for data, believe me, there is nothing slow about doing it this way.I suggested he use PW to recover his partitions, not sure how he`s doing it though.
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22 Feb 2015   #28
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nyarlathotep View Post
I'm also a member of Overclock.net, and I originally followed the instructions from their SSD expert on getting my SSD set up and configured. It was, advised... that the more free space you can leave open on an SSD, the more efficient it can run. Hence I try to keep at least 100gb's of space free on it, and all the other applications, program, games, video and music files all on the HDD.
Absolutely absurd, keeping half of the SSD free so it runs better. Now I understand better why you deleted your entire data drive instead of formatting a flash stick, and how you fumbled the simple free undelete tool that's worked here every week for five years.

Overclock.net - a forums for a bad practice? Well you are at the top tech forums on the web now, so stop wasting our time and start following the specific steps given before your data becomes irretrievable.
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22 Feb 2015   #29
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Would you please look at your other thread Accidently deleted/recreated HDD Volume, did NOT format, need recovery
because you have chosen a solution which rarely works and ignored the obvious solution which works here all the time to undelete a partition because you said it costs money which it most certainly does not!
Yes, I aw the other thread.

But I cant stop the chkdsk process at this point.

If I reboot, it will just start back up again.

If, after Windows comes back up, and it hasn't worked, then I'll try the partition wizard again, perhaps I selected a wrong option on it or something, cause it did ask me to pay $69 for an "upgraded" version in order to "recover more then 1gb of data"...
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22 Feb 2015   #30
Nyarlathotep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Overclock.net - a forums for a bad practice? Well you are at the top tech forums on the web now, so stop wasting our time and start following the specific steps given before your data becomes irretrievable!
Why, yes.. OCN is the top tech forum on the web; heralded as such by countless other tech sites out there; but they're top for hardware.

When it comes to Windows issues, they're completely useless, so I come here for that.

So, since chkdsk is still in the process of running, and will just start up again if I reboot...

What do I need to do to get it to stop; since its been running for the past 3 hours now... so I can start over with this Partition Wizard?
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