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# Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

 19 Oct 2014 #610 mjf Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1 5,715 posts Australia Quote: Originally Posted by whs    Quote: Originally Posted by mjf    Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald Sorry, Wolfgang, but that math doesn't work. Multiply any number by 1024 and it will be evenly divisible by four simply because 1024 itself is divisible by 4. He says the offset in KBs (when 1 KB=1024 B) must be divisible by 4. Or if you like the offset in bytes must be divisible by 4096 resulting in an integer. eg. An offset 3x1024=3072 is not aligned (3/4=.75, 3072/4096 = .75). etc etc... You may want to read the instructions again. Assuming you're talking to me You say The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4. - what have I missed?? My System Specs
 19 Oct 2014 #611 Lady Fitzgerald Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 8,284 posts At home. Ok, I'll admit math has never been my strong suit (it whipped my ample asset quite thoroughly once I hit college, enough so I had to change majors) so I very well may be applying the divisible by 4 thing wrong (along with many others who I've seen posting the same thing). Using the program I linked, however, makes the issue moot. My System Specs
 19 Oct 2014 #612 ThrashZone Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit 18,930 posts Houston Nice to know a fresh/ clean install on a new ssd doesn't need allot of this technical stuff done The optimizing stuff though has that changed with new ssd's The optimize tutorial is close to 5 years old :/ Cheers. My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #613 whs Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8 26,504 posts Florida in winter, Black Forest/Germany Quote: Originally Posted by mjf    Quote: Originally Posted by whs    Quote: Originally Posted by mjf He says the offset in KBs (when 1 KB=1024 B) must be divisible by 4. Or if you like the offset in bytes must be divisible by 4096 resulting in an integer. eg. An offset 3x1024=3072 is not aligned (3/4=.75, 3072/4096 = .75). etc etc... You may want to read the instructions again. Assuming you're talking to me You say The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4. - what have I missed?? Sorry Michael. I was talking to LF. I guess I clicked the wrong quote. My System Specs
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 20 Oct 2014 #614 ICIT2LOL Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10 18,760 posts Central West NSW I know what you mean Wolfgang and I am no great mathematician to me it is simple binary stuff. My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #615 ThrashZone Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit 18,930 posts Houston Issue No monitor to see what's going on Got the ssd on external now but wants to initialize the disk and I'm not sure which option to use desktop spec's are correct I'm accessing it via my laptop Help please Attachment 337517 This one popped up as soon as I opened disk management now sure what to do with it ? Attachment 337518 My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #616 essenbe Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint 18,989 posts NW Florida I usually use diskpart and set the offset (alignment) at 1024 which is what the installer will set it as if you were doing a clean install. I believe disk management will do it the same. I've only done 1 in disk management and it aligned it at 1024. If you want to do it in diskpart, I can give you the commands. My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #617 ThrashZone Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit 18,930 posts Houston Hi Steve I do indeed need help Wolfgang has the commands but I was under the impression on a clean install the install would do all of that ? Issue seem more the missing monitor booting to it when the ssd is inside the desktop tower :/ The laptop is a 32 bit system and the desktop is a 64 bit system ? I'm an idiot so please be gentile lol My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #618 ThrashZone Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit 18,930 posts Houston Feeling like police academy Picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue My System Specs
 20 Oct 2014 #619 essenbe Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint 18,989 posts NW Florida I'm sure you know spelling and syntax are important. If you are doing a clean install, the installer will do it for you and if you format the drive first, you will not get the 100MB partition. 1. diskpart press enter wait and the command prompt will reply diskpart 2. list disk press enter and the cmd will show all disks and assign each a number. Choose the number of your SSD You will be able to tell by the size. assume it is disk #1 3. select disk 1 press enter it will reply disk 1 is the selected disk 4. clean press enter, not necessary with a new disk, but I do it anyway, it will reply diskpart succeeeded in cleaning the selected disk 5. create partition primary align=1024 press enter will reply created the specified partition. 6. select partition 1 press enter reply- partition 1 is the selected partition 7. format fs=ntfs quick press enter reply will be formated the selected partition 8. active press enter reply - the partition was set to active 9. exit press enter will take you back to where you started 10 exit press enter will close the command prompt If you are not going to use it as an Operating System Drive, do not set it active If you are going to use Paragon Migrate you don't have to do anything. Paragon will do everything for you. You have to be sure the OS you are transfering is smaller than the space on the SSD. It will look similar to this, I did this as an example My System Specs

## SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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