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Windows 7: Installing W7 on new SSD

29 Dec 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Will be doing a clean install

Should arrive tomorrow so

User Profile - Change Default Location

For All New User Accounts Created

Very short, it's the first thing I'll do

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Olie,

Once you have your SSD installed, and the PC the way you want it, I recommend vsiiting this site to look at some methods you can use to get your SSD fine-tuned:

Guide * Windows 7 Ultimate Tweaks & Utilities *

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2010   #23

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Nice link, ty
Combines bits of this and bits of that from everywhere.

-inserts comment about England winning The Ashes here-
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Dec 2010   #24

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Well I am just installing updates and installing programs. Tbh, the drive is no quicker then my HDD on start up.

Well so far at least... need to get hdtune

I clicked restart and this is how the timer went:

12 seconds - it had finished logging out when I clicked restart
19 seconds - I could see the Gigabyte logo, (POST etc)
30 seconds - Windows logo
1:30 - Desktop
A few seconds later msn and skype had loaded
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #25


I uncheck everything in msconfig>Startup except AV (MS Security Essentials or Avast are best) and gadgets. The rest are freeloaders on your startup time, RAM/CPU and can spy on you. Startup Programs - Change

That is too long for Startup in any case so check the logs and normal methods for troubleshooting Win7: Computer lags every couple seconds

If no traction there then here is the way the pro's trace startup slowness/hangs:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Ok well I unticked everything. There isn't MSE though only a Microsoft Security Client?

Also nothing in my AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

I haven't yet applied the MSConfig
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #27


What are the times with everything except MS security unchecked?

Try unplugging all other HD's to test it.

Then check your logs, esp Performance which logs hangs and delays.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #28

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Unchecked - same time.. about a minute from logo to desktop.

Will unplug my HDD.... god I swear nothing just works for me -.-

Edit: with the other hdd unplugged it took just as long. Though my user profiles are on that HDD so.. It said preparing your desktop, and it was past a minute so I just restarted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #29

Windows 7 Home prem 64


Well unplugging the hdd was terrible idea because now when I get to the desktop it says

Windows/system32..........systemprofile/desktop refers to a location that is unaviable bla. Because my user profiles are set to the hdd I pulled out

Now I'm stuck.

I guess I have to reinstall windows.. I hate this blimmin computer. And next time I'm not putting the user profiles on the other hdd

Oh my... I boot from disk but it doesn't even work so it just boots into windows

Edit: I can boot from disk if I change 'onboard sata controller' from AHCI to IDE which is default. Though everyone says to have it on AHCI
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2010   #30

Windows 7 Home prem 64

Well I got upto the partition bit with IDE on.
I formatted it and turned pc off.

Now when trying to boot from disk I get bootmgr is missing...

This is another moment of "why did i buy this"
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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