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Windows 7: Migrating Data to D: and then cloning OS from C: to new SSD

08 Mar 2015   #21
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Guys, Good News!

All the time and effort invested in prepping up my aging Seagate HDD for cloning finally paid off last night..

After trying the SSD included 'Samsung Migration' software one last time last night without success, I then decided to leave 'AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard' running over night, and this morning to my surprise it cloned everything from my drive C:\ [OS] without any errors what so ever, swapped out the old Seagate HDD and installed the SSD on the same SATA Port and everything works without any issues, all Libraries are located on drive D:\ as before and the boot-up takes about 30 seconds now, one a good day it took this PC at least 5 minutes to boot before; This PC only supports SATA 2, I wonder how much faster this SSD would be running on a a SATA 3 port.

All I need to do now is clean-up all the testing log files left behind from the old HDD recovery, etc, and look into upgrading the memory on this PC, after that this PC should be good to go until Windows 10 comes around...

I want to thank you all for the help and input, especially Gregrocker for pointing me to the Seagate's 'Seatools for DOS' tool, I think that scan is what saved the day for me, I'll also keep the Win7 reinstall tutorial link handy in a bookmark just in case..LOL. and thanks to VerKy for turning me on to that AOMEI Cloning software that was able to read the repaired HDD.




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08 Mar 2015   #22
gregrocker

 

I'd expect ten second startup with an SSD.

Check alignment and confirm no startup programs except lightweight AV and any sync. Then disable those to compare.

SSD Alignment
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08 Mar 2015   #23
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll look into that, I read a 2012 tutorial for alignment but skipped it thinking the article only applied to first Generations SSDs...
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08 Mar 2015   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

30 sec boot is a bit long but 10 sec is ambitious. On my 7 systems that all have SSDs, the boot times vary between 15 sec and 25 sec. And over time it degrades a bit. Like on this system boot time is up to 20 sec from 3 years ago when it was 18 seconds. But that is an older Crucial M4.


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08 Mar 2015   #25
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

This is what I get ..remember my PC is only able to do 3 Gb/s (SATA 2)plus it was just a calculation..never tried to exactly measure the boot time..


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08 Mar 2015   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That alignment is OK.
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08 Mar 2015   #27
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
30 sec boot is a bit long but 10 sec is ambitious. On my 7 systems that all have SSDs, the boot times vary between 15 sec and 25 sec. And over time it degrades a bit. Like on this system boot time is up to 20 sec from 3 years ago when it was 18 seconds. But that is an older Crucial M4.
My laptop is 5-10 seconds.
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08 Mar 2015   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess if everything is really tops, you can get there. But I am cheap and have cheap equipment, LOL

Did you ever look into Event 100 - what does that say, like in my post #26 ?
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08 Mar 2015   #29
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

where can I reach "diagnostic performance" logs?

this folder doesn't show up in my 'Event viewer'..

Also, should I delete all the old previous log files/folders (ccleaner) like 'Windows error reporting' 'windows log files" etc and start new logs ?
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08 Mar 2015   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want to go to the Events, drill down this chain:

Eventvwr
Applications and Service Logs
Microsoft
Windows
Diagnostics - performance
Operational
Event ID 100

After 'Windows' you find Diagnostic-Performance here:



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