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Windows 7: Startups/Boot Performance/100-all the time Critical

11 Jul 2013   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
If I decide to do a clean reinstall down the line and I have my drivers backed up to double driver should I get rid of anything related to acer if it is to be a clean re-install?
Absolutely mate it is like Greg and just about everyone who has done this with a bloated machine will tell you including me is the best thing you will ever do. I mean how many times have you used the Acer bloat?? My Toshibas are now very different machines than they were before I installe the SSD's and the ISO.


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11 Jul 2013   #12
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I should have been more clear on that last post when I said should I get rid of anything related to Acer if it's to be a clean install. What I meant was about the drivers. If they are all backed up,(the drivers I mean) should I get rid of all acer named drivers except maybe for the web-cam if I am going to use them on a clean install or does it matter? A driver is a driver right? I just went through some of the backed up drivers and I don't see any that have Acer attached to them, so I guess that's moot.
I got rid of all those services through msconfig. I did it before Greg posted and said leave those alone. No harm because if I needed one I could always re-check it right? It didn't make a big difference but it is consistently under 90 seconds now so there is some. I think I only have about 3 more than you running. I guess the proof will be in the pudding. When you got your SSD did you put all your programs on it too or do you put your programs on your regular hard drive and run the SSD for just booting and necessities?
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11 Jul 2013   #13
gregrocker

 

When you get around to reading Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you'll understand better how drivers are handled in Win7.

Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and after install when you run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

Put your wireless driver in your backup so if it isn't provided during install you can get online quickly to do all of your Updates, including requested reboots. Then go right back to check for more Updates.

Only after all Updates are installed should you then check Device Manager to see if any drivers are still missing, and if so import them from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. It discusses further in the tutorial how to determine if you need any software due to features not working fully like webcam, backlighting, or Function Keys.
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11 Jul 2013   #14
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thanks Greg, your post explained it perfectly. It appears as it says that the drivers will be supplied during Windows update and if I do come up short anything after the install I'll have the drivers that I backed up onhand in case I need any of them. It seems pretty straight forward. I have all this bookmarked and all of our emails are stored in a folder. Thanks for the help and hopefully if and when i decide to go for this it will go in as smoothly as it sounds.
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11 Jul 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Glad to help Julio. Let us know how it goes.
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12 Jul 2013   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
Thanks Greg, your post explained it perfectly. It appears as it says that the drivers will be supplied during Windows update and if I do come up short anything after the install I'll have the drivers that I backed up onhand in case I need any of them. It seems pretty straight forward. I have all this bookmarked and all of our emails are stored in a folder. Thanks for the help and hopefully if and when i decide to go for this it will go in as smoothly as it sounds.
Sorry late reply Julio I see Greg has seen to what I would have told you except I would have said just download any absolutely and definitive drivers from the Acer site again as Greg has said but I am guessing you have done the back ups now.
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12 Jul 2013   #17
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

As far as drivers go, you also read what Greg had to say on that issue. As long as they're backed up and ready in case I need them I should be fine. If the need arises I can always use the Acer site. They have nothing new there but at least you can get started.
Thanks for your help along the way my friend. I still have SSD in my head and I do have a question if you don't mind. What exactly do you run on your SSD? Just the Boot, or boot and programs, or boot and programs and data? I have 2 hard drive spaces on the bottom of my Acer 8943g, so I was going to put the SSD in the main spot and keep the Samsung in the second spot for Data and some programs. Do you have any ideas on this, and how do I move things from the hard drive now to the SSD? Would I use Acronis to move it over with the Acronis Plus Pack? Don't know if you're familiar with that program, but I thought I should ask.
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12 Jul 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

If it were me I would just reinstall the OS onto a new SSD and then the data and stuff you want from the old drive on that drive the rest could be stored to one of the two spinners.

If you have the installation media then ok if not then there is this USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create I prefer the disk but it is up to you if you like the stick it works just as well I find booting from a disk easier to set.


I just use a 120GB for the boot Julio and my usual stuff like Partition Wizard and the CCleaner etc as I don't put on a lot of photos and documents plus I have a 500 spinner for backing up to plus some externals whatever.

No mate you can migrate the stuff from Users into the back spinner there is a tutorial on it um I think it is this one User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation though I have not had the need to use it yet
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12 Jul 2013   #19
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I keep forgetting that if I put the SSD in and I don't Ghost the OS over to the SSD from the hard drive that it's on now I'll have to create a new windows 7 install. I was thrown a little when I was reading your post and I let my mind drift a bit. Crap happens, right? Anyway, I'll have a talk with my friends at the store I use and see exactly what this will cost. If it runs into a fortune I'll just refer back to the 7 clean install and live with that.
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12 Jul 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System

Acronis works fine. As John suggests a Clean Install Windows 7 is always best unless you've had a perfect one (as depicted in the blue link) recently. Never transfer a bloated factory preinstall to anything, or even run with one.

I recommend OS and Programs on an SSD large enough to also hold Paging File and Hibernation file. Both are the size of RAM.

Then if necessary move your User Folders - Change Default Location to the HDD.
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