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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

11 Mar 2011   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

How to Physically Install a SSD and Transfer the Operating System


Introduction

If you never owned an SSD, you have missed something. Yes, they are not cheap, but Dollar per Dollar there...


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24 Aug 2011   #30
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Basically I am going to have about 3 different software disk image backups and lots of printouts of tutorials, lol.


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24 Aug 2011   #31
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Paragon do a good free imaging app. you could use for that purpose.

Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Free Download
So you have to download a cnet installer just to download/install the program? Why?

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System-cnet-installer.jpg

Just curious what else comes with cnet?

Thanks.

Anyway Migrate to ssd is an excellent program for moving an OS from a spinner to SSD drive. Quick and extremely easy to use.


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24 Aug 2011   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
So you have to download a cnet installer just to download/install the program? Why?
Yeah, that's the way it works when you go to the Paragon site. That bothered me too. The next obstacle is that you first have to get a key from them. They sure don't make it easy.
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24 Aug 2011   #33
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Paragon do a good free imaging app. you could use for that purpose.

Paragon Backup & Recovery (Advanced) Free Edition - Free Download
So you have to download a cnet installer just to download/install the program? Why?

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Just curious what else comes with cnet?

Thanks.

Anyway Migrate to ssd is an excellent program for moving an OS from a spinner to SSD drive. Quick and extremely easy to use.
Lots of apps have that on cnet now, it basically downloads the latest version of the app...watch out for the browser toolbar add-in, you can just untick it.
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24 Aug 2011   #34
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, that's the way it works when you go to the Paragon site. That bothered me too. The next obstacle is that you first have to get a key from them. They sure don't make it easy.
LOL I see. Thanks for the clarification.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stonebear View Post
Lots of apps have that on cnet now, it basically downloads the latest version of the app...watch out for the browser toolbar add-in, you can just untick it.
Yeah I kind of figured they'd stick something in there. I'll jump through the hoops and get the program while it's still free.

Thanks guys
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24 Aug 2011   #35
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

Yeah I kind of figured they'd stick something in there. I'll jump through the hoops and get the program while it's still free.

Thanks guys

Isn't it always free?
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24 Aug 2011   #36
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I meant the Pragaon Backup Program, which isn't always free.
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24 Aug 2011   #37
stonebear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I meant the Pragaon Backup Program, which isn't always free.
Yea, so did I, I didn't know that. Glad I got it now too.
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26 Aug 2011   #38
lukasamd

Windows 7 / Windows 8
 
 

Hello,
I have Crucial M4 128 GB and I have question about thinks to-do after OS installation.
I installed Intel Rapid Drivers (SSD works in AHCI mode ofc.), but what should I do with write-cache buffer in device manager:



Check this option? I always do this on HDD, but I don't know what to do with SSD.
My second question is - what about search service and indexing? In SSD random access time is very small, so makes in sense? In default, Windows Search service state is automatic (delayed start)
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26 Aug 2011   #39
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is one of those hard to answer questions. And Googling it doesn't give a whole lot of answers one way or the other. Anyway I've left mine unchecked for my SSD drive. And I too have the IRST software/drivers installed.

And be warned: Turning off (checking the box) "Windows Write-cache Buffer Flushing on the Device" runs the risk of data loss in case of a power failure without actually shutting down the machine.

Here's some thoughts on the subject here - Write-Caching - Enable or Disable and here Do you enable "write caching" for SSD's? - [H]ard|Forum
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