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

12 Mar 2015   #51
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackado View Post
After digging into Magician's 'OS optimization' tab, you get to choose from the three optimization choices or create your own under 'Advance' just hit 'Apply' and Magician changes your settings under Win7.

Decided to go with the 'Maximum performance' setup for now, let's see how it goes, I guess I'll keep Magician on the boot-up/services for now, seems to be very useful to keep track of the SSD and change settings on the fly with one click...

Boot today was down to 27.5 seconds...
Does the "OS optimization" tab reveal what changes it makes within Windows if you choose "Maximum Performance"?

I'm just curious what they might be and might experiment with them on my own Intel SSD just for kicks--via direct means rather than through Magician. I've noticed my boot speeds have increased by maybe 8 seconds over the last 3 years with no obvious explanation, so I'm considering trying to improve.

Also wondering how you measured 27.5. Magician report? Stopwatch? BootRacer? The "Restart-Time.vbs" tool found on this site?

Problem I've found about boot speed claims is that they often don't measure the same thing.

Some people and methods measure only the OS loading proper. Others measure the entire "restart" procedure from pushing the restart button to all icons fully loaded on the desktop.

Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep monitoring and taking notes.


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12 Mar 2015   #52
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mackado View Post
After digging into Magician's 'OS optimization' tab, you get to choose from the three optimization choices or create your own under 'Advance' just hit 'Apply' and Magician changes your settings under Win7.

Decided to go with the 'Maximum performance' setup for now, let's see how it goes, I guess I'll keep Magician on the boot-up/services for now, seems to be very useful to keep track of the SSD and change settings on the fly with one click...

Boot today was down to 27.5 seconds...
Does the "OS optimization" tab reveal what changes it makes within Windows if you choose "Maximum Performance"?

I'm just curious what they might be and might experiment with them on my own Intel SSD just for kicks--via direct means rather than through Magician. I've noticed my boot speeds have increased by maybe 8 seconds over the last 3 years with no obvious explanation, so I'm considering trying to improve.

Also wondering how you measured 27.5. Magician report? Stopwatch? BootRacer? The "Restart-Time.vbs" tool found on this site?

Problem I've found about boot speed claims is that they often don't measure the same thing.

Some people and methods measure only the OS loading proper. Others measure the entire "restart" procedure from pushing the restart button to all icons fully loaded on the desktop.

Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep monitoring and taking notes.
For some reason I can't expand the 'Magician's Dashboard' to include a complete listing of all the settings and descriptions/changes under 'Maximum Performance' [Or any other setting tab] without scrolling down before shooting a screen-grab to post here...

On my post #49 you can see the settings Magician checks/changes under the 'Maximum Performance' mode, under 'System' you can see the settings affected/customized by Magician, and under 'Details' you get a short description of why Magician changed this settings...there are two missing settings on my post #49 screen grab [out of a total of 8 settings]at the bottom, and they are:

Power options : Win power options can be configured to optimized your PC for maximum battery life or performance, your PC is currently optimized for higher performance.

System Restore: Automatic Backup is disable to prevent extra background processes.

I discovered how to monitor 'boot-up' time by following WHS excellent tip on Post #32 right here on this thread, I had no idea Win7 had all these performance tools hidden under that folder, already figured out issues with my Shutdown delays [event 201]using this monitoring log...

But it seems my SSD boot up readings are very erratic, just today my reading was back up to 32.1 now, I suppose the best way to get a really accurate reading would be to 'disable all' under MSConfig command like the old days, but then you'll have to go back 'enable all' plus click- off all the previously disable programs [need to remember them too) and re-boot, there was a 'utility' to do this back in the days of Win95 etc, but I discarded all that extra weight after Win7 came along...
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12 Mar 2015   #53
ignatzatsonic

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Restart Time

OK; I think that same restart time taken from Event Viewer can be had by running the Restart-Time.vbs script which you can download from the above link on this forum. It provides the same result and shows it via a popup on your screen when you run it. I think when you hear of boot times of 8 or 10 seconds, all that is being measured is Windows loading proper--which is only a portion of what is represented by that number in Event Viewer--all of that pre-Windows stuff is excluded.

Sorry, I wasn't clear: I meant does the "Performance Optimization" tab under "Disk Management" in Magician offer anything worthwhile? It looks like those choices you mention in post 49 from the "OS Optimization" tab are well known and some are done by default when you install Win 7 on an SSD.

You can make a shortcut icon that opens MSCONFIG in one mouse click, but I don't know of any quick way of toggling back and forth between different settings in MSCONFIG.

I did a little adjusting and got my boot time down to 35 from 38. I've got the processes and services running at boot pretty well trimmed down, so I don't know why mine has crept up from 28 over time. I could try to use Soluto or some more advanced tool, but I'm not interested enough.
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