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

09 Mar 2015   #31
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

WHS, that folder was buried deep in there, I never knew those tools were available...I need to remove a few programs running at boot, I believe Avast is the most resource hog for me according to Soluto a 'boot up monitor' program I used to run here to keep track until a few months back.

I was about right, as it is configured right now [same as before the SDD] it takes this PC around 35 seconds to boot up with the new SDD at 3 Gb/s rate...a huge improvement.




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09 Mar 2015   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

35sec is still a tad slow for a SSD. You are right, check the startups. But disabling the AV program is not such a good idea. This is the only one that should not be disabled. ALL the others can be disabled.
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09 Mar 2015   #33
gregrocker

 

I'd test with a lightweight AV like MSE or Panda cloud to compare the difference.
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10 Mar 2015   #34
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Yes Guys, I'm thinking of using MSE and removing Avast, it has become too bloated with extra features that are duplicated in my SYS, and since discovering the 'Diagnostics -performance ' with event 100, I discovered both Avast and my old backup software [Cobian] are triggering shutdown delays, also with the help of Glary Utilities, I believe finally traced the issues I've been having with Explorer.EXE for close to a year now also to Avast, apparently is not loading the "context menu' correctly.
Another boot resource hog is Zone Alarm, not sure if I should keep it..
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10 Mar 2015   #35
gregrocker

 

I would not have Glary Utilties or Zone Alarm, nor any backup software other than a lightweight Sync like OneDrive or Dropbox running. If it ran any of these I would expect boot delays and multiple other problems.
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10 Mar 2015   #36
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Last night after some cleaning bootup was down to 28 seconds, today I removed Avast and Zone Alarm, and installed MSE, boot up was up and down after that, reached 46 seconds after a MS upgrade, last one was down to 30 seconds, I'm hoping numbers will improve after a few days, now trying to figure out what to use for local backup software..

Do you know were the Win7 SSD Optimization control/Menu is located, 'Samsung magician' is handling it now but I want to remove it from the boot too.
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10 Mar 2015   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Use this for backup - it's the best, seriously.

Imaging with free Macrium

And forget SSD optimization. As long as the SSD is aligned, there is nothing to optimize.
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10 Mar 2015   #38
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Not sure what you mean by "Win7 SSD optimization control".

You should confirm that defrag is off and that the drive is properly aligned. That's about it unless you have known issues.

Run a benchmark to confirm performance is within the norm. Most of the variation in benchmarks matters little---you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference among most SSDs in real world use.

I've heard both good and bad about Samsung Magician.
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10 Mar 2015   #39
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Samsung Magician reports OS Optimization =Not configured, and mentions to use the OS Optimization menu, Samsung has a performance optimization tab that one can use if your "OS lacks TRIM support for SSD", I used it before, but the setting disappeared after reboots, and apparently I would have to keep Magician running at boot up to apply the settings, I never heard of this OS Optimization menu either, but maybe it was an Win7 utility hidden some where?
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10 Mar 2015   #40
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Use this for backup - it's the best, seriously.

Imaging with free Macrium

And forget SSD optimization. As long as the SSD is aligned, there is nothing to optimize.
Thanks WHS, didn't see this reply until now, I downloaded Macrium before as recommended by you guys here to do an Image of the old HDD that didn't work because of the disc errors, I will try it out for regular back ups and see...I was also recommended Todo Backup..
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